Why Feed
Organic

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Going Organic

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 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.

NATURAL
VS.
ORGANIC

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).

100%
Organic

at least
95%
Organic

at least
70%
Organic

WHAT DOES IT MEAN

100% ORGANIC
INGREDIENTS

95%-99% ORGANIC
INGREDIENTS

70%-94% ORGANIC
INGREDIENTS

Three Levels of Organic Certification

  1. 100% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) - Requires product to be made with 100% Organic Ingredients.

  2. 95% organic (can carry the USDA Organic Seal) – Requires the product to be made with at least 95% organic ingredients – all ORGANIX Recipes, including dry, wet and treats are USDA Organic Certified.

  3. 70 – 94% organic (Made With Organic – cannot carry the seal) – 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.

 

Understanding
THE SEALS.

Click on a seal to learn more about what it means

“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 (NOP) 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.

For more on the requirements of the USDA’s NOP, visit www.ams.usda.gov/nop or www.ota.com.

“Our mission is to preserve and build sources of non-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.

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