In order to support the safe production of raw pet food, UK Pet Food will establish a new production certification system.
The idea was put forth by 17 of UK Pet Food’s commercial raw pet food members. The independent scheme developer KIWA has established the new plan which contains microbioglogical testing, internal audits, training for workers, quality assurance and many more.
“The certification scheme is based on a comprehensive standard, encompassing all aspects of hygiene and feed safety,” stated CEO Michael Bellingham.“It applies to the entire process from the selection of raw materials to the finished goods. It’s developed with the objective of ensuring safe products for our pets.“
“Our partnership with KIWA was critical to the credibility and success of this scheme,” Bellingham added. “They are well known in the agri-food sector and have developed other highly regarded schemes such as the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme.”