Natural Pet Innovations offers private label pet products that are not only “made” in the USA, but also “sourced” in the USA. We believe this is an important distinction for our partners.
Made in the USA Is Good
Respected market research firm Packaged Facts conducted a recent survey and found 44% of dog owners, and 36% of cat owners, who purchased treats in the previous year bought those labeled as being “made” in the US. This is clearly an important consideration in marketing pet products to consumers!
However, “Sourced” & “Made” in the USA Is Even Better!
In light of previous recalls, the sourcing of ingredients has become a major factor in evaluating pet products. “Made” in the USA is not the same as “sourced” in the USA. Savvy pet parents want to know where the materials and/or ingredients in their pet products are coming from, and they show a strong preference for U.S. sourced ingredients and materials. In situations where the best-in-class ingredients are not made or grown in the U.S., we recommend sourcing from the best country of origin to obtain the highest quality.
History of Pet Product Recalls with Foreign Based Ingredients & Materials
Over the years, there have been many widely publicized recalls of foreign sourced and/or foreign made pet products. Some of these recalls were for products sourced with ingredients from a foreign county, and others were for products that were both sourced and manufactured in a foreign country. Other recalls, which gained widespread notoriety, were for products “made” in the United States but manufactured with tainted ingredients from foreign countries. In some cases, these ingredients turned out to be mislabeled and/or contaminated which led to animal injuries or deaths. As a result, countries with spotty records on overall product safety are subject to greater scrutiny from well-educated pet parents.
What is the Difference Between “Sourced” and “Made” in the United States?
Many companies that sell pet products do not manufacture the products themselves. Instead, they give their specifications and/or formulations to their manufacturing partners. While the manufacturing companies may be based in the U.S., if they use ingredients or materials sourced from another country, they might experience problems if the imported ingredients or materials are impure, corrupted, and/or labeled incorrectly. In these situations, the manufacturing company could inadvertently produce dangerous products.
Seven Questions to Ask About How Products are Sourced and Manufactured
If you are trying to evaluate how products are sourced and made, here are seven basic questions to ask.
- What materials and/or ingredients are used in the products?
- What is the country of origin for the materials and/or ingredients?
- How are the materials and/or ingredients created or grown and/or harvested?
- In what country are the final products manufactured?
- What quality assurance process or program does the manufacturer use to ensure quality?
- Where and how are the products packaged?
- Are the materials and/or ingredients clearly labeled on the products?
We Source Ingredients and Manufacture Our Private Label Pet Products in the U.S.
If you’re looking for a private label manufacturing partner that not only manufacturers products in the US, but also sources all best-in-class materials and ingredients from the US, we might be the perfect partner for you! We can help you create your own unique brand of pet products that are sourced and made in the good old United States.
More About Natural Pet Innovations
Natural Pet Innovations™ is a manufacturer of high-quality pet products that are made with ingredients and materials sourced from the US and manufactured in the US! We have product lines for dogs, cats, and horses. We specialize in creating turnkey private label pet products for online pet stores, Amazon sellers, brick and mortar pet stores, veterinarians, groomers, and other pet professionals.
We offer private label pet products including pet grooming products, white label pet supplements, private label pet specialty items, and a wide variety of white label pet treats. As a wholesaler and contract packager, we also offer custom formulations, bulk sales, and concentrates. Please contact us today to learn how we can quickly and easily help you start promoting your own brand.