Fresh Pet Select and Deli Fresh
P.O. Box 2157
Secaucus, NJ 07096-2157
PHONE: 866-789-FRESH (3737)
This is a rather new food (since 2005) and is sold in supermarkets, (as of 2006) among other places. Ingredients look good. No *bad stuff* listed in the ingredients. Customer service (consumer relations was very pleasant indeed considering all the questions I asked, most of which she was able and very willing to answer. Read the Communication between myself and the company .
STORE LOCATER: http://freshpet.com/locator/index.php
FOODS SOLD BY FRESHPET
FreshPet ® Select
SLICE and SERVE
Adult Chicken, Vegetable &Rice Dinner
Puppy Chicken, Vegetable & Rice Dinner
Adult Chunky Chicken, Turkey, Vegetable & Rice Dinner
Adult Chunky Beef, Vegetable & Rice Dinner
25 Mar 2009
Dog food maker Freshpet Co. in the US and people-food processor Tyson Foods Inc. have joined forces to expand the newer “refrigerated pet food” category, a higher priced, meat-based alternative to traditional dry pet food.
US pet food producer teams up with Tyson
The two companies plan to capitalize on what they say is pet owners’ shift to food that more closely resembles fare for humans, natural and preservative-free with more meat, fresh ingredients and only whole grains.
Tyson, the largest U.S.-based meat producer, said it will take a minority investment in Freshpet; the company wouldn’t disclose any other details. Freshpet will use Tyson’s distribution network for refrigerated products to expand its national footprint.
The refrigerated type is considered designer pet food because its ingredients are largely meat–at least 70 percent in Freshpet’s food–with fresh vegetables and whole grains, compared with lower-priced pet foods made mostly with vegetables and grains such as corn and wheat.
SOURCE: All About Feed
READ MORE: http://www.allaboutfeed.net/news/us-pet-food-producer-teams-up-with-tyson-3010.html
My Questions and their E-Mail Response to Me
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2008 1:54 AM
Subject: Fresh Pet and Deli Fresh
Q.- When Did your company start the product?
Q.- When did the product go into Supermarkets?
A.- 2006 In the Fall and shortly after there were 1,300 carrying the product. The hardest thing to do was to get the stores to install the refrigeration Cases in the pet food isle.
Q.-Where do your purchase the various meats and fish etc?
A.- The turkey was sourced from PA. Chicken from PA, Beef from NY, NJ and PA.
Q.- Do you make any other food?
A.- Deli Fresh!
Q.- Is that the only products your company makes?
A.- Freshpet and Deli Fresh are the only products we make.
Q.- Do you use any ingredients from the rendering plants?
Q.- Where do your vitamins come from? Do they come from China? And, if so, how do you oversee that they are safe to use?
A.- He (R&D manager) advised that we source all the vitamins and minerals from the US, except for the Vitamin B’s, which come from Europe.
Q.- At what min/max temps do you cook the food?
A.-The exact temperatures and processing of our product is of course proprietary, but I can tell you it is similar to pasteurization. In the discussion of the gentle processing the product receives, we are comparing Freshpet to shelf stable thermal processed canned and dry dog foods, and not other methods of food stabilization such as referenced by the general term of “freeze dry”. In our process we heat the product just to the optimal point of eliminating pathogenic microorganism of concern, while not destroying all the biological active organisms, as shown by the need to refrigerate Freshpet.
400 Plaza Drive
Secaucus, NJ 07094