Tucker's is committed to providing the freshest and safest raw diets available and we make food safety a priority. 

FOOD SAFETY

Tucker's is committed to providing the freshest and safest raw foods available for dogs and cats and we make food safety a priority. Food safety starts with the quality of your ingredients and Tucker's takes great care to use the highest quality, human-grade meats sourced in the USA. All of our products are held to human food standards. Growth hormones are illegal by USDA standards in pork and fowl.

Test & Hold Protocol

With all our raw foods, we use a Test & Hold Protocol. Batches are sent to an independent lab to be tested for pathogens and the product is only released once the sample results are confirmed negative.

High Pressure Processing (HPP)

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One of the most commonly used methods for helping to keep products free from pathogens in the human food supply chain is High Pressure Processing (HPP). HPP eliminates any harmful bacteria from the food by applying cold water at an extremely high pressure. Since there is no heating or cooking involved of any kind, the raw food retains nutritional value. We use HPP on 5 of our Raw Frozen Formulas.

Raw Frozen Formulas that ARE High Pressure Processed

Beef-Pumpkin Formula
Chicken-Pumpkin Formula
Pork-Duck-Pumpkin Formula
Turf & Surf Formula
Turkey-Pumpkin Formula

ALL Raw Frozen Formulas for Felines

Raw Frozen Formulas that are NOT High Pressure Processed

Pork-Beef-Pumpkin Formula
Pork-Bison-Pumpkin Formula
Pork-Lamb-Pumpkin Formula
Salmon-Pumpkin Formula

Deep Freezing

To address any potential parasites in our pork and salmon, we deep freeze the product. The product is stored for a minimum of 7 days at -45 degrees F.

There are a lot of misconceptions about pork being dirty and unsafe for pets. Over the past decade, pork in the USA has undergone a lot of changes and trichinosis has been eradicated.

Probiotics for Freeze-Dried Raw Safe Handling

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For all our Freeze-Dried Formulas, we use probiotics. Probiotics control pathogens by consuming and blocking their food source. This ensures a safe product in lieu of High Pressure Processing.

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