The Customer

Champion Petfoods was formed in 1985 and believes in making Biologically Appropriate™ dog and cat food from Fresh Regional Ingredients.Their Biologically Appropriate™ philosophy represents a new class of foods designed to nourish dogs and cats in keeping with their evolutionary adaptation to fresh meat and protein-rich diets. 

At Champion, award – winning dog and cat food has been made in their own kitchen for over a quarter of a century. They never outsource the production of their food. They control and perform every detail of production from where and how ingredients are farmed or fished, to every cooking, packaging and quality process.

The Challenge

Exova signed a contract with Champion Petfoods, which extended a relationship spanning more than 18 years. To help Champion maintain the highest possible standards, it engaged Exova to provide specialist microbiological testing on Champion’s Biologically Appropriate Fresh Regional Ingredient Never Outsourced foods.

The Solution

Supporting Champion’s kitchen in Morinville, Alberta, Exova tests more than 1000 samples a week to ensure the highest quality standards. Champion’s strong regional supply chain means that Exova will test its trusted partner samples when necessary.

David Pashley, vice-president operations at Champion Petfoods said “We source our fresh regional ingredients from farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. We own all our own kitchens and make all our own food, so pet lovers have confidence knowing where their pet’s food really comes from. Exova helps us build trust with pet lovers worldwide.”

 “Exova’s rigorous testing programs help Champion be trusted by pet lovers in over 70 countries,” says Mike Yohemas, operations manager for Exova in Calgary. “We are proud to extend our long-term trusted partnership.”


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