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The Honest Kitchen Renews “Human Grade” Claims

June 20, 2014

The Honest Kitchen has successfully renewed its formal Statement of No Objection with the Federal Food & Drug Association to use the term “human grade” on all of its pet food labels.

The company’s human grade foods are produced in a human food facility, not in a pet food plant, using 100 percent human-edible ingredients.

“We require our vendors to provide us with a signed Human Edible Status Verification document each year, along with a Statement of Integrity, which promises that the ingredient we’re purchasing meets a specific set of criteria,” said Lucy Postins, company founder and CEO. “They verify that every ingredient is non-GMO, not irradiated, not sourced from (or grown or processed in) China, and also document any applicable sustainability traits, such as Organic certification, Fair Trade, Free-range and so on.”

The Honest Kitchen chooses to make 100 percent human-grade pet foods as a way of assuring customers about the quality, purity and integrity of the products.

The term “human grade” is not permitted on conventional pet food products, even if they are made with human-grade or human-quality ingredients, if the finished product itself is not made in a human food production facility.


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