TEWKSBURY, MASS. — WellPet announced April 1 it has received an A-grade certification through the British Retail Consortium’s (BRC) Global Standard for Food Safety at its Farm Fresh Kitchens facility in Minnesota.

The third-party accreditation recognizes WellPet’s compliance with safety, legal and quality benchmarks set by the BRC. WellPet executed “exceptional, ethical and safe practices” in order to receive the certification.

The certification focuses on the company’s commitment to creating a culture of product safety, including that of senior management, an evaluation of products and processes for food safety, quality management procedures and documentation, environmental and operational conditions, the development of prevention systems for product authenticity, and robust product and food security systems.

"Accountability is central to all that we do as a team of pet parents who are driven to craft only the best food for our pets, so they can live longer, healthier and happier lives,” said Colm Geraghty, global vice president of operations for WellPet. “Our high marks from the BRC shows this commitment, and we're incredibly proud of our Farm Fresh Kitchens team for creating an environment where quality and food safety are the top priorities. We set the bar high, and our team's careful oversight and unwavering devotion to quality is a common thread across all that we do."

WellPet manufactures several premium pet food and treat brands, including Wellness Natural Pet Food, Old Mother Hubbard, WHIMZEES, Eagle Pack, Holistic Select and Sojos brands. The company operates three manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Minnesota, and the Netherlands, and distributes its products globally.

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