How Freshpet is Made

How Freshpet is Made

How Freshpet is Made

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In 2013, we proudly celebrated the grand opening of our Freshpet Kitchens in Bethlehem, PA, where all Freshpet foods are made. With the latest production technology and stringent Quality Assurance procedures, our Kitchens are the cleanest and most advanced in pet food today.

Freshpet recipes begin with fresh, all natural ingredients locally sourced and delivered to our Kitchens daily. We carefully select high-quality animal proteins, vitamin-rich fruits and vegetables, and wholesome grains for their specific nutritional value.

Next, we gently cook the ingredients in small batches at lower temperatures and pressure than traditional pet foods. This pasteurization process maintains the integrity of the fresh ingredients, essential proteins, and amino acids. As a result, Freshpet is 1/3 less processed than leading dry foods.

Freshpet meals are then immediately cooled and kept refrigerated from the time they are made until they arrive in the Freshpet refrigerators at retail. Just like fresh human foods, all Freshpet foods have a sell by date and must be used within 3-14 days after opening, depending on the format.
Innovation is a central theme in all that we do, and we work hard to develop new recipes and forms to better meet pets’ nutritional needs. Our pet-passionate R&D team has extensive experience in pet and human food industries. We work closely with veterinary nutritionists to determine the best ingredients and combinations for your patient’s health.

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