Quality Control

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At Beefeaters safety is the utmost of priorities. Your pet’s health and happiness are our top concern. That’s why we follow strict quality control guidelines while making your dog's favorite treats and chews, both in terms of the ingredients used and the manufacturing process itself.

Manufacturing:

Under the regular guidance of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and our Beefeaters inspectors, all products are processed in sterile conditions.

Monitoring ingredient traceability and sanitation procedures are undertaken throughout all manufacturing steps. We also follow a strict production identification control procedure.  Upon arrival at our storage warehouses, raw food products are uniformly marked for precise traceability.  Each batch lot is monitored through production and packing to prevent contamination and ensure timely deliveries.

Hygiene is critically important. All factory workers undergo regular health examinations.  Workers are not allowed long beards, long nails, cosmetics or jewelry. They are checked daily for the proper clothing, including a hair net, outer cap that covers the ears and hair, sterilized gowns and a full face mask. Workers must undergo proper hand washing, air showers and sterilization procedures before entering and after leaving the factory.

Quality sanitation inspectors check the dressing rooms, restrooms and entrances to ensure this standard of cleanliness is observed at all times. All employees at our factories have received Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) training and are monitored to ensure compliance to these foremost standards.

Beefeaters continues to strive for improvements with the latest laboratory testing of ingredients, processes and quality control methods. We test for any contaminants as well as other substances that might arise during the manufacturing process.

Ingredients:

Starting with natural ingredients, including chicken fillets, pork hide and wholesome sweet potatoes, our oven-baked process ensures that our treats are as healthy for your dog as they are fun to eat.
All raw ingredients are inspected before storing and refrigeration as well as after packing, with separate examinations for any impurities. Beefeaters dog treats have minimal quantities of additives, artificial colors or preservatives and use pharmaceutical grade glycerin.

We have specific quality control processes for Rawhide and other treats. Please review these charts which elaborate on these processes.

Rawhide:
                                                                


All Other Treats and Chews:     

                     
Certifications:

We use FDA certified and HACCP certified facilities for our production. Our factories are up to human food grade standards and are audited on a regular basis, by our employees, to ensure that our quality standards are met. We have a team of quality control experts, who are led experts Veterinarian, that carefully monitor the manufacturing process for quality control and safety.

Every single lot is tested for a variety of contaminants, with the major contaminants being salmonella, bacteria and melamine, by a globally accredited Third Party Laboratory. We test during both pre and post production to ensure that our products are safe for your pets.

Beefeaters currently holds the following health food safety certificates. As well, all Beefeaters employees are trained and certified under Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP).
The following are a list of key certifications that Beefeaters has obtained:

ISO 22000


ISO 9001


Food and Drug Administration (FDA) – USA


HACCP


Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)


BureauVeritas – Worldwide compliance


CFIA – Canada


Contact Information:

Beefeaters has a centralized office to field customer inquiries.  Every product concern is addressed immediately by a member of our QA team. We thoroughly investigate all reported incidents.
If you have any concerns about the manufacturing of our products or our safety precautions, please contact us at qabeefeaters@transnationalsupply.com.

For more information on HACCP Certification, please visit the FDA website.