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Thank you for contacting VetriScience with your product concerns. VetriScience products are made and manufactured in the United States. I know that the main concern around the most recent recall from China is the chicken flavoring. Please know that our chicken liver flavor is sourced in the USA from chickens that live in the USA. We only use facilities that are USDA inspected.
Our raw material suppliers acquire high quality ingredients for us from all over the world and this can include China, depending on the time of year and current market availability for certain raw materials. Food Science Corporation (the parent company to VetriScience) is certified to operate under current Good Manufacturing Processes (cGMP) protocols. Under these protocols we require that each ingredient in a formula be supplied with the respective Certificate of Analysis that tests for purity, potency, and quality. That means that the supplier is required to test the ingredient for contaminants such as Heavy Metals, Microbial contamination, and any other physical/chemical parameters unique to the ingredient before the ingredient is shipped. ANY raw materials that do not meet our specifications are sent back to the supplier. Upon receipt of a raw material, it is tested for potency and other parameters outlined in the ingredient’s specification sheet. Test results are compared against the established specifications.