JOCK Dog Food takes pride in the procurement and use of raw materials of the highest quality and each supplier and raw material is evaluated before purchasing takes place. As part of the supplier agreement, specific clauses have been included mentioning Melamine and Heavy Metals. It is the suppliers’ objective to follow our agreement closely and ensure the safety of their product. AFGRI also runs tests for Heavy metals and melamine on a quarterly basis to double check our controls already in place through the supplier agreements. Most raw materials are delivered to the premises with a certificate of analysis for any “contaminants” of concern.
On a monthly basis, raw materials and finished products are tested for Mycotoxins, specifically in the case of dog food for Aflatoxin. These results are monitored graphically to determine trends or problems with any specific products. Mycotoxin binders, as well as mould inhibitors, are automatically included into the dog food to ensure there is no risk of Mycotoxin contamination. A strict cleaning programme and monthly Salmonella monitoring is in place to ensure the raw materials and production line are clean and hold no contamination risk.