Press release: Redbarn Pet Products
Redbarn Pet Products, a leading manufacturer of premium pet food, treats and chews, has been awarded SQF Food Safety Code for Manufacturing certification by the Safe Quality Food (SQF) Initiative at its facilities in both Kansas and Paraguay. By passing the rigorous SQF Program the company continues to prove its commitment to manufacturing only the most safe, nutritious and highest quality pet products, just as it has over the last 25 years.
“With this certification, Redbarn joins an elite group of manufacturers that are able to achieve and uphold the standards of SQF,” Redbarn President Jeff Sutherland said. “To accomplish SQF certification took the time and dedication of our Redbarn employees. They know how important it is at Redbarn to always work to exceed the expectations. As we embrace the SQF process, it means consistently improving in everything we do.”
The SQF Initiative has been addressing food safety and quality requirements since 1994. The Program is recognized internationally by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) to certify high standards of food safety and quality for food manufacturers and production companies across all sectors. SQF Certification is not a requirement in the pet product industry. This certification means a company is highly dedicated to the safety and quality of its products.
Redbarn has a long history of diligent quality assurance practices. Even before SQF certification, its Quality Assurance team was exceeding industry standards by doing more than 3,500 tests a month on its products. Physical, chemical and microbiological tests are performed daily while every batch of Redbarn is inspected and tested for safety and quality.
Redbarn Pet Products is a family-owned business created in 1996 by long-time friends Jeff Baikie and Howie Bloxam. They recognized the need for healthy, wholesome pet food and treats that are developed, produced and sold with integrity, honesty and the best quality ingredients. Today, the Redbarn family includes more than 500 employees across North America that share the same focus. Redbarn offers more than 200 products for dogs and cats. The company strives to provide products and information to help pet parents make educated, nutritious decisions for their pets.