Our Real Eats for Rover series continues today with Whole Foods. When we create our meal plans, our ingredients include only real, human grade foods. We don’t include any products that cannot easily be identified. When we say chicken, it’s either a chicken breast or chicken thigh. We puree all of these items together every day we make food. Our small batches allow us to keep the quality of our meals at the highest levels. Each batch makes about 8 large food bars or 16 small food bars. We inspect each item several times during the food making process.
Inspection during purchase – When we select the produce used in our foods, it’s done by hand each Monday morning. We look at each item to be sure it’s the freshest possible. The same goes for our proteins. We work directly with our butcher in selecting the best proteins and he packages them to make our meal plan assembly move along efficiently.
Inspection during batch prep – We inspect the produce again as we create our assembly line for our meals. We wash, peel, slice, etc. each item.
Inspection during pureeing – When the assembly lines moves to the pureeing area where the food processor is the star, we again inspect each ingredient before it goes into the food processor.
Inspection during mold filling – When we begin to fill molds, we’re again looking at how the batch looks and smells to be sure it meets our standards.
Inspection during packaging – When we package our food bars for shipment, the last inspection takes place. We look for any odd coloring that might have happened during freezing, are they formed properly, etc.
We hope that you have found this information helpful. Stay tuned for tomorrow’s entry – what we what we do add to our meal plan options. If you’d like us to make your dog his own customized meal plan, start here. Thank you!