At Ainsworth Pet Nutrition®, our commitment to safety surpasses anything in the marketplace today. In fact, we are the first pet food manufacturing company in the U.S. to receive a Facilities Food Safety audit rating of "Excellent" from the Safe Quality Foods (SQF) Level II International auditing standard in accordance with the Global Food Safety Initiative.
We understand how important it is to not only earn but also keep the trust of the pet parents who expect nothing but the best from their pet food provider. Every day, we work hard to ensure pet parents continue to trust the foods we provide. It’s how we’ve done business for the past 75 years and how we intend to do business for the next 75 years and beyond. That’s why we manufacture our pet food and treats right here in the U.S.A. Here we can control everything from the sourcing of our high-quality ingredients to our cooking methods, as well as our packaging and safety check processes. If it doesn’t meet our standards, we know it won’t meet yours.
Because we are so committed to pet food safety we have instituted The Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Triple Check System. This system allows us to guarantee the safety of our products from the moment we purchase ingredients to the time we ship our products out the door. The Ainsworth Pet Nutrition Triple Check System is just one of the many fundamental things we do every day to ensure we meet our customers’ expectations of quality and safety.
Check One begins with our long-term relationships with our local and domestic suppliers. Our family’s team of sourcing experts have carefully chosen each and every one of these suppliers because, like us, they take pride in ensuring their ingredients are not only of the highest quality, but also safe for your pet’s overall health and well-being.
Check Two works across our entire operational system to ensure accuracy. Our team of experienced and dedicated employees continuously monitors and verifies every step of the production process to ensure precise nutrient and ingredient levels. In addition, our internal laboratory scientists test, analyze and monitor the production process to ensure no harmful toxins or contaminates are introduced from unknown or unanticipated sources. They also verify our Guaranteed Analysis to ensure the same consistency, high quality and nutrition level exists in each and every bag.
Check Three is the final step we take before allowing any food to leave our facilities. Every product is held in our warehouse for 48 hours until safety testing is complete. This step confirms that there are no harmful pathogens present and that all nutrition values are accurate in accordance to regulatory and formula standards. Once a product meets our high standards, it can be safely released to our customers.
Many of you may not be aware that Ainsworth Pet Nutrition has a sister company in the Joplin, Missouri area called Hampshire Pet Products. While plant facilities were not significantly affected by the recent tornado, a number of Ainsworth Pet Nutrition families have been directly impacted by the loss of property and, in some cases, loss of their primary residence. The devastation in the Joplin community has been well documented in the news. It is difficult to comprehend the extent of the impact on property and families in the Joplin community.
To support these families in their efforts to rebuild, Ainsworth will be matching employee donations. However the greater need in the entire Joplin community that affects our families and so many others are also of critical importance to us.
Efforts to help these people and pets are being managed by the local disaster relief efforts of the American Red Cross and the ASPCA, working in conjunction with the Missouri Humane Society. We encourage you to donate what you can to help people and their beloved pet family members in this time of need:
Thank you in advance for your support in this time of need for Ainsworth families and their pets.
Sean Lang, CEO
Ainsworth Pet Nutrition