Merrick & Before Grain

  1. Do all ingredients in the pet food including vitamins and minerals originate from U.S. sources? If no, what ingredients from what country? We get all of our ingredients from the United States except for our lamb and venison which we get from Australia or New Zealand.
  2. Do the meat meal ingredients such as chicken meal include bones and internal organs? No
  3. What is the preservative used by your supplier for fish meal? Not the preservative you use, I would like to know what preservative is used by the supplier of your fish meal. Our products are ethoxyquin free; our policy is to not use suppliers who use ethoxyquin, BHA or BHT to preserve the raw ingredients. The preservative that is used in our products is Mixed Tocopherols, which is a natural source of Vitamin E.
  4. Are the meat ingredients human grade/quality or pet grade/quality? Merrick uses only the highest quality, all natural, human grade ingredients in our products. We purchase all our meat from USDA inspected facilities to provide animals with nutritious and healthy products.
  5. What is the shelf life of your foods? Dry food is 13 months after production, canned is 3 years.
  6. Where are your foods made? Do you have your own manufacturing facility? If not, who makes your foods? All of our products are made in Hereford Texas in all of our own facilities.
  7. Does this manufacturing plant have any special certifications to assure the safety of the food? Merrick Pet Care has extensive quality assurance measures throughout all of our facilities
  8. Do your canned foods have a BPA lining? The coating used in our cans is a tin coated steel (inside and outside) with an organic coating over the tin on the inside of the can and does not contain BPA (Bisphenol A).