Essentials® has earned Food Safety System Certification, FSSC 22000.
process in which all areas of the operation were examined: management engagement
and responsibility, GMP’s and SOP’s, supplier and sourcing audits, workplace safety,
HACCP food safety program, emergency response and preparedness planning,
traceability, validation, verification and continuous improvement.
The FSSC 22000 Food Safety System Certification provides a framework for effectively
managing the organization’s food safety responsibilities. FSSC 22000 is fully recognized
by the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) and is based on ISO Standards. It
demonstrates that a company has a robust Food Safety Management System in place
that meets the requirements of its customers and consumers.
22000 certification. This certification bolsters several of the company’s other
achievements. Vital Essentials is one of only three USDA Certified and Federally
Inspected pet food facilities in the world. They have earned a superior rating (99.3%)
from Bureau Veritas (BV), an international food safety audit firm, and recently received
their EU certification, permitting the import of their pet products into Europe.
About Vital Essentials®
Vital Essentials, maker of The ALPHA Prey-Model Diet ™ , is the most tenured RAW pet food producer in the nation, providing RAW pet nutrition since 1968. The family owned company located in Green Bay, WI, manufactures premium RAW frozen and freeze-dried pet food, snacks and treats. Sourced, made and packaged in the USA, every Vital Essentials product stands up to the same promise – Purely RAW, Instinctively Healthy.