Food Safety & Quality
Our Commitment to Dog & Cat Food Safety: Learn More About Our Kitchen
We are dedicated to providing best-in-class nutrition that you can trust to help your pet thrive. At Stella & Chewy’s, food safety is our #1 priority, from ingredient selection, to processing, to packaging.
Is Raw Food safe for my pet?
All of our frozen and freeze-dried raw products go through HPP (high pressure processing) to naturally destroy harmful bacteria while assuring the food’s nutritional value is not affected. We want to ensure that pet parents can feel confident that they are always bringing a safe product into the home. Dogs and cats, especially those with compromised immune systems, can benefit from a raw diet that doesn’t carry the risk of bacterial contamination.
Water is used at a pressure greater than a diver would experience at the bottom of the ocean. This effectively controls vegetative pathogenic microorganism including E.coli O157:H7, Salmonella, and Listeria monocytogenes, since harmful bacteria cannot survive in high pressure environments.
The pure, real nutrition of raw remains intact as HPP preserves the nutritional value and quality of the food since no heat is applied.
HPP is a 100% natural, anti-microbial treatment that uses time and pressure to reduce/inactivate pathogens in foods.
The Highest quality Ingredients
Stella & Chewy’s is committed to transparency, which includes our sourcing information, in order to be a food you can trust for your pet! The animal proteins we use in our recipes are always grass-fed, cage-free, wild-caught, or farm-raised.
We only use ingredients responsibly sourced from trusted partners.
Pure Animal Protein
Our animal proteins do not contain added hormones or antibiotics.