16 Nov 2022

​​​​​​​UK Pet Food’s World Leading Standard for Raw Pet Food Production Now Up and Running

Alongside a new name and new identity, UK Pet Food announces that its world leading raw pet food production scheme is now up and running.

Developed by independent certification scheme experts, KIWA, the standard provides another tool to support the safe production of commercial raw pet food.

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Whilst the initiative for the scheme came from UK Pet Food’s 17 commercial raw pet food members, it has won the full support of the wider membership; it is a clear example of the work the association does championing best practice and raising the bar within the industry.  

The scope of the scheme includes plant design and maintenance, supplier assurance, safe product formulation, full traceability systems, safe handling, quality checks, microbiological testing, a programme of internal auditing, HACCP, staff training and labelling compliance.  

Michael Bellingham, UK Pet Food CEO advises: “The certification scheme is based on a comprehensive standard, encompassing all aspects of hygiene and feed safety. It applies to the entire process from the selection of raw materials to the finished goods. It’s developed with the objective of ensuring safe products for our pets.”  

Michael continues: “Our partnership with KIWA was critical to the credibility and success of this scheme. They are well known in the agri-food sector and have developed other highly regarded schemes such as the Universal Feed Assurance Scheme.”  

More information on the scheme, UK Pet Food’s Raw Pet Food Guidelines and our commercial raw producers is available at:  https://www.ukpetfood.org/our-work/safety-and-standards.html

For more information, please contact:

Nicole Paley [email protected]

Donna Holland [email protected]