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A SHINING STAR IN INNOVATION

THE NORTH STAR IS KNOWN THROUGHOUT HISTORY FOR HOLDING STILL IN THE SKY WITH THE ENTIRE NORTHERN SKY REVOLVING AROUND IT.

The North Star has come to symbolize our Canadian kitchens, representing a beacon of excellence in our industry. Purpose-built to advance our Biologically Appropriate mission, NorthStar® is the most advanced pet food kitchen in Canada.

Committed to making the world’s best dog and cat foods, our NorthStar® kitchens are equipped with proprietary, state-of-the art fresh meat processing technologies that allow higher fresh meat inclusions than any other dog or cat foods.

And our kitchens prepare ACANA and ORIJEN exclusively – no other brands or private label. We wouldn’t have it any other way and we believe you wouldn’t either.

OUR MISSION MATTERS

Our Biologically Appropriate™, Fresh Regional Ingredient and Never Outsourced mission sets us apart from any other pet food maker and guides us as we design our award-winning kitchens and foods.

  • 1. BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™

    STATE-OF-THE-ART KITCHENS AND INNOVATION CENTRE ADVANCE OUR AWARD-WINNING FOODS.
    Equipped with proprietary state-of-the art fresh meat processing technologies that allow greater meat inclusions than any other dog or cat foods in the world, our award-winning kitchens and research centers are dedicated to advancing ACANA and ORIJEN.

    Our ongoing commitment to investing in food processing, food science and research capabilities allows us continually advance our Biologically Appropriate™ capabilities, bringing ORIJEN foods ever closer to the natural diets of dogs and cats, and firmly establishing ourselves as leaders in the global pet food industry.

  • 2. FRESH REGIONAL INGREDIENTS

    FRESH MEATS ARE THE FOUNDATION OF OUR BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™ FOODS.
    Our kitchens house over 50 different fresh regional meat, poultry and fish ingredients, as well as a variety of local produce.

    Our fresh ingredient handling, cooking and sequential drying technologies are all specifically designed to support the dramatic meat inclusions in ORIJEN foods (all from animals fit for human consumption—a rarity among pet food producers).

    Put simply, our kitchens and fresh regional ingredient capabilities are unmatched by any other pet food maker anywhere.

  • 3. NEVER OUTSOURCED

    WE’VE BEEN PREPARING AWARD-WINNING DOG AND CAT FOODS IN OUR OWN KITCHENS FOR OVER A QUARTER CENTURY.
    That’s why we never outsource — we don’t make foods for anyone else and we don’t allow anyone else to make our foods either. No other North American pet food brand can make this commitment.

    We design, build our own kitchens and we create and produce our own foods, so you can have confidence in knowing where your food comes from.

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BIOLOGICALLY APPROPRIATE™
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NEVER OUTSOURCED