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EXCEEDING HUMAN STANDARDS

SITUATED ON 85 ACRES OF FARMLAND IN KENTUCKY AND BUILT TO EARN THE TRUST OF PET LOVERS EVERYWHERE, OUR DOGSTAR® KITCHENS PROUDLY LEAD THE WAY WITH A RARE COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY, STRINGENT QUALITY STANDARDS, AND UNHEARD-OF FRESH MEAT CAPABILITIES.

Designed to make the best dog and cat foods on earth, our DogStar® Kitchens exceed the regulatory requirements for both food safety and for track and trace standards expected of human food processing facilities.

As we proudly lead the pet food industry, we value the trust our pet lovers have placed in us.  It is not something we take lightly and that’s why we are dedicated to upholding the highest standards of authenticity, nutritional integrity, and quality assurance.

  • Quality Assurance at Every Level

    WE PRACTICE QUALITY ASSURANCE AT EVERY LEVEL, FROM CHOOSING INGREDIENT SUPPLIERS THAT WE TRUST, TO APPLYING STRICT AND RIGOROUS STANDARDS WITHIN OUR PRODUCTION AND QUALITY ASSURANCE TEAMS.

    • Our kitchens, ingredients, processes and foods all meet the strictest European Union standards, and our ingredient suppliers are approved by the USDA and the Government of Canada. At every stage of production and preparation, we utilize:
      • Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP) — a globally recognized standard used by the pharmaceutical industry
      • Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point (HACCP) — an internationally recognized preventive approach to food safety
    • Our quality management systems extend beyond our kitchens and impact our choice of distributor partners and ingredient suppliers, all of whom we know and trust
    • Our meat ingredients are produced exclusively from animals deemed fit for human consumption
    • Our fresh ingredients meet the AAFCO definition for ‘fresh’, where refrigeration is their only form of preservation — no chemicals, no heat, no freezing. Our raw meat are flash-frozen at their peak, without preservatives or chemicals

    But perhaps the best assurance of quality is our international reputation of authenticity. At Champion, our foods are never outsourced and you can be assured that ORIJEN is never produced or packaged in any facility other than our own.

ELEVATED FOOD SAFETY

CLEAN-IN-PLACE SYSTEM

Each area within our kitchens is separated by IMP walls (insulated metal panel) and air pressure systems, and employs CIP (Clean In Place) throughout.

Usually featured in dairy and beverage industries, CIP is an automated cleaning system which ensures the proper time, temperature and turbulence for cleaning, thus elevating food safety capabilities.

ELEVATED FOOD SAFETY

CLEAN-IN-PLACE SYSTEM

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SUPERIOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

REAL-TIME DATA

Our DogStar® kitchens are connected through Allen-Bradley integrated control systems so that all cooking data, from start to finish, is displayed in our kitchen control center in real time, enabling adjustments to any system, anywhere, anytime.

Not only does our data system help us make better food, it allows advanced track and trace capabilities that represent a rare food safety commitment, even for human food makers.

SUPERIOR QUALITY PRODUCTION

REAL-TIME DATA

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HIGHLY REGULATED FOOD STANDARDS

“FARM TO FIDO” ADVANCED TRACK AND TRACE

Our DogStar® kitchens’ track and trace system follows and records ingredients throughout the kitchens at every location of use, storing the information in a two-dimensional package code which can be traced back to an individual supplier.

This stringent process is typically used in highly regulated food manufacturing facilities.

HIGHLY REGULATED FOOD STANDARDS

“FARM TO FIDO” ADVANCED TRACK AND TRACE

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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS
NEVER OUTSOURCED