Food Safety at Primal Pet Foods

Quality & Food Safety Assurance with HPP

Primal Pet Foods is committed to providing the highest quality raw pet food products with the goal of elevating the health and well-being of all pets. To ensure product safety, Primal will be implementing HPP into our product line beginning the week of June 6th, 2011. HPP products will be designated by a code date of 070812 or later.

Our Commitment to Quality
We want to reassure you that Primal Pet Foods is committed to the health and safety of your pets. Our quality control and quality assurance programs include but are not limited to:

Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOP’s)
Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP’s)
A Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points (HACCP) program
Lot segregation
Other industry best practices

Our manufacturing facility also adheres to these specific quality measures:

Our ingredients are sourced from USDA inspected facilities, and/or facilities regulated by the FDA
We adhere to state and federal regulations regarding product safety
Our manufacturing facilities are USDA and California State Department of Agriculture inspected.

In addition to the industry best practices listed above, we’re taking additional steps by adding High-Pressure Processing into our manufacturing process to help ensure that our products are free of all pathogenic bacteria.

Food Safety Steps
Primal Pet Foods will be implementing High-Pressure Processing for use on all Primal Pet Foods Raw Frozen Formulas, Mixes, Grinds, and Raw Meaty Bones. High-Pressure Processing is a unique, non-thermal process that kills pathogenic bacteria through high-pressure, water-based technology. High-Pressure Processing is a USDA-approved, 100% natural process, and is allowed for use on organic and natural products.

The origin of High-Pressure Processing began over a century ago, when scientists started investigating the fact that harmful bacteria found at sea level were not able to survive at deep sea levels (under high water pressures). Within the last decade, advancements in technology have allowed for the duplication of this technology for use on natural and organic foods to kill harmful bacteria while preserving taste, enzymes, and overall nutritional integrity.

How HPP Works
Essentially, this technology “puts the squeeze” on food pathogens without cooking out vital nutrients or changing the fresh characteristics of food. During High-Pressure Processing, pressure is uniformly applied around and throughout the food product. High-Pressure Processing can be conducted at refrigerated or even frozen temperatures, which means the temperature starts low and stays low — High-Pressure Processing does not cause the heat degradation that happens during cooking.

Prior to entering the vessel, all products are between 0-38 degrees F. Once the product is inside, the vessel fills with water at 36-40 degrees F. When the vessel is pressurized, the water temperature never exceeds 70 degrees F. The product temperature never increases more than 2-3 degrees F. The product is held in the vessel for two to three minutes at pressures up to 72K psi. When the pressure and water are evacuated from the vessel, product temperature is virtually the same as when it entered the vessel. Because of this, HPP is a non-thermal process that is beneficial for heat-sensitive products, like meats, fruits, and vegetables.

 

 

Holistic Pet Cuisine carries the largest selection of Primal Pet Foods in Boca Raton , Florida.

Come in and sample some raw for your dog or cat that is currently on a dry food diet.

You will be surprised at the amazing results on this diet.

http://www.holisticpetcuisine.com

http://www.holisticpetcuisineonline.com

1000 Clint Moore Road

Boca Raton, Florida 33487

561-241-9151

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