GARDENA, CALIF. — K9 Candy Kitchen won the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research competition on July 5. The pet food company’s Himalayan-Style Chews were recognized by the university as a product worth further research.

As part of the recognition, the Center for Dairy Research will complete a detailed evaluation of K9 Candy Kitchen’s chew stick products. With aid from the University of Wisconsin, the company will be able to develop a new, state-of-the-art, non-GMO manufacturing line with a capacity of 10 million units annually.

“We are delighted to have been selected by the University of Wisconsin’s Center for Dairy Research,” said Riki Trowe, president of K9 Candy Kitchen. “It’s a testament to the uniqueness and quality of the product we developed to date. This collaboration will allow us to produce the very best product possible while significantly increasing production capacity.”

In conjunction with the collaboration, K9 Candy Kitchen also detailed plans for a new production facility in Green Bay, Wis. During the next six months, the company will construct its new facility, which will boast R&D capabilities and a large capacity to meet increasing demands for its Himalayan-Style Chews made in the United States.

“K9 Candy Kitchen has developed an amazing, innovative product,” said Mike Brennenstuhl, senior cheese product consultant. “Our own dogs love the product, and our testing shows that many other dogs do too.”

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