The Leader In Organic & Natural Pet Food.
It’s a phrase you’ve probably heard when it comes to the food you put on your table, organic options can play a large role in your overall health. But can a natural and organic diet benefit your family pet too? The answer to that is simple, YES!
The potential benefits of an organic diet for your dog or cat include a reduction of allergies and itchy skin, reduced digestion problems, and better health overall. Castor & Pollux is proud to be a leader in natural, organic food for your pets.
What's the difference between organic and natural?
According to AAFCO, the regulatory body that governs pet food, “Natural” means the product comes from plant, animal, or mined sources that are either unprocessed, or processed without synthetic chemicals.
"Organic," on the other hand, is kind of like "natural-plus." Being certified organic takes "natural" to a whole new level given the extremely rigorous regulations that form the USDA’s National Organic Program (NOP).
Three levels of organic certification
100% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) -Requires product to be made with 100% Organic Ingredients.
95% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) –Organix Canned Foods and Dog Cookies – Requires the product to be made with at least 95% organic ingredients
70 – 94% organic (Made With Organic – cannot carry the seal) –Organix Dry Formulas – Foods made with 70 – 94% organic ingredients
What gets approved?
Every single ingredient that goes into a certified organic product must be approved by the third party certifying agency regardless of whether or not it’s organic. The standards are very rigorous, and the agency is meticulous in its scrutiny of everything that goes into the product.
Below we have listed our certifications so you can learn more about what makes us the leader in organic & natural pet food.
Learn more about why organic is important and what it means below.
Understanding the Seals
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“Our work with processors, handlers and marketers of organic products ensures the organic integrity of products from the farm to the table, and everything in between.”
Oregon Tilth is one of the leading organic certification companies. They have been providing education about and advocating for organic agriculture since 1974. Oregon Tilth has been accredited as an organic certifier by the United States Department of Agriculture.
To learn more about Oregon Tilth Certifications, visit www.tilth.org.
“The Organic Trade Association's vision is to grow ORGANIC to achieve excellence in agriculture and commerce, protect the environment and enhance community well-being.”
Selected Castor & Pollux ORGANIX canned recipes must meet extremely detailed and difficult third-party organic certification requirements for each and every ingredient, our production process, organic ingredient storage and handling, and more. The USDA’s National Organic Program regulates the way organic food and ingredients are raised or grown, handled, processed, and stored. The NOP also governs what can be said on packaging, an additional requirement that Castor & Pollux has consistently applied.
“Our mission is to preserve and build sources ofnon-GMO products, educate consumers, and provide verified non-GMO choices.”
A non-profit organization, the Non GMO Project is dedicated to the education and preservation of the non-GMO food supply and providing verified food choices. A selection of our ORGANIX canned recipes have gone through the verification process to ensure that these foods were produced in line with the best practices for GMO avoidance.
Want to know more about the non-GMO Project and the verification process? Visit them at www.nongmoproject.org.
“Castor & Pollux Natural PetWorks goes above and beyond to ensure quality, safety & nutrition for your pets.”
You want the best for your pet, but how do you find the food that will help your dog or cat live a longer, healthier life? You’ve come to the right place. We started Castor & Pollux because we wanted safe, high quality food for our own pets. It’s why ORGANIX® is the most complete line of USDA certified organic food for pets. It’s why Natural Ultramix uses real pieces of fruits and vegetables for dogs. The bottom line? We believe organic and natural are better. It’s about what we put in, and what we leave out. Learn more now, so you can make the most informed decision for your pet—and your peace of mind.