Not only do our DogStar® kitchens lead the pet food industry in our Biologically Appropriate™ and Fresh Regional Ingredient capabilities, they also lead in food safety and track and trace capabilities too.
Built to earn the trust of pet lovers everywhere, and representing a rare food safety commitment, DogStar® is designed to meet or exceed the food safety and track and trace standards expected of the human food processing industry.
Completely separated from the rest of the kitchen by IMP walls (insulated metal panel) and air pressure systems, our DogStar® kitchens employ CIP (Clean In Place) throughout.
Featured in dairy and beverage industries, CIP is an automated cleaning system which ensures the proper time, temperature and turbulence for cleaning, elevating our food safety capabilities.
Our DogStar® kitchens are connected through Allen Bradley hard and software systems with all cooking data, from start to finish, displayed in our kitchen control center in real time, enabling adjustments to any system, anywhere, anytime.
Not only does our data system help us make better food, but our track and trace capabilities represent a rare food safety commitment, even for makers of human foods.
Equivalent to what is used in any human food processing facility, the DogStar® track and trace system tracks ingredients throughout the kitchen at each location of use and stores all information in a two-dimensional package code which can be traced back to an individual farm or ingredient supplier.