Features October 2013 Issue

New Challenges for Commercial Raw & Frozen Food Producers

This (and many other) raw pet foods have been subjected to high pressure processing to kill any pathogenic bacteria that may be present.

New Challenges for Commercial Raw & Frozen Food Producers

Commercial producers of raw, frozen diets for dogs face extraordinary new challenges in their quest to make the healthiest food possible.

People who believe in the value of feeding their dogs a biologically appropriate diet, comprised largely of raw meat and bones – with other foods added only to ensure that all their nutritional needs have been met, not as lower-cost “fillers” – love frozen raw diets. Food that has been formulated to meet the nutrient standards for a “complete and balanced” diet, and made with (mostly) meat and bones from (often) sustainably raised and humanely slaughtered meats, with the balance comprised of (frequently) organic, local produce . . . What’s not to like? The answer depends on who you are.

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