Located in Burlington Vermont, we specialize in producing & packaging premium quality extruded products for dogs and cats. Our Product Development team is available to help you bring your new product ideas to market with an emphasis on safety & quality. We are pleased to offer low minimum order size requirements to facilitate the launch of new products for our customers.
Green Mountain Animal, LLC is a complete one-stop shop for all your custom formulation needs for companion animal health products and treats. We are experts in innovative formulation and product quality with the ability to manufacture and source a wide variety of delivery options—including extruded chews, extruded sticks, tablets, capsules, powders, gels and liquids—for your unique product.
As a contract manufacturer of animal health products and treats, we pride ourselves on our commitment to quality and safety throughout the manufacturing process. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create your custom animal health product or treat.
Our experienced product development team can assist you with formulating your custom products to make a product that dogs and cats will crave while working within your budget.
To ensure that your products meet your standards for flavor and texture, we will make small sample batches for you to review. We know your time is valuable so we pride ourselves on our ability to make samples quickly using our small laboratory equipment and our full size extruders.
Dale Metz, CEO of Green Mountain Animal, is the Vice President and a founding member of the National Animal Supplement Council. With his 14 years of experience working with the FDA and Center for Veterinary Medicine, we can help you navigate the confusing world of regulatory compliance.
Green Mountain Animal has relationships with many of the animal rescue groups in our area so we have an ample supply of taste-testers to give us feed back on our flavors. The best formula in the world will not do any good if the animals will not eat it!
We know that you have great ideas for your new products so our facilities allow for a variety of packaging options to suit your needs. Our equipment can handle small or large batch sizes so you do not have to make a major volume commitment when launching a new product.
From formulation and ingredient sourcing to packaging and shipping, Green Mountain Animal does it all to provide you with a finished product that is ready to put on the store shelf.
Do you know that even major pet product manufacturers sometimes fail to meet required industry standards? Well, that’s due to large scale production, packaging, and storage. However, the best pet food and products manufacturers streamline every aspect of the manufacturing process. The same goes when talking about Green Mountain Animal, LLC. The company is highly skilled in handling huge pet food and product orders while maintaining the quality on a consistent level. There are many types of pet products in the market, including pastes, powders, gels, and liquids.
For your information, Green Mountain Animal, LLC, being among the top pet food contract manufacturers out there, handle all types of pet food projects. Let’s take a look at the streamlined manufacturing process of pet foods like gels, liquids, pastes, and powders below.
Nearly all manufacturers try to customize the manufacturing process as per quality standards. But even so, processing and manufacturing methods are somewhat common among many manufacturers.
Pet food production processes are nearly the same as processed food in the food industry. The only difference with respect to pet product manufacturing involves the use of ingredients. All manufacturers utilize different sources and varieties of ingredients. Besides, if you’re talking about a great pet food contract manufacturer like Green Mountain Animal, LLC, you must know that the use of ingredients is strictly based on the clients’ discretion.
For flesh products, manufacturers must attend to a variety of different processes, including rendering, processing, water/fat/protein separation, and other tasks. Hard offals (such as hoofs and bones) and soft offals (viscera) are also removed from flesh products and flesh byproducts during the manufacturing process. The rendering process helps in determining the overall shelf life and quality of the pet products being manufactured.
Usually, flesh products composed of meat come rendered directly from outside companies. From there, the pet food manufacturers process, seal and package the pet food/products directly for the retail market. On the other hand, frozen meat products are generally used for dry pet food processing and production.
The manufacturing processes reach the cooking, grinding, and mixing stages once the ingredients are sourced from reliable locations and suppliers. The flesh and flesh byproducts are ground with tough machinery (third party-authorized) to be mixed with other ingredients chosen for the final pet products/foods.
Once the products are mixed in bulk, they’re given the required shape. This step will depend on the manufacturer’s efficiency. When talking about Green Mountain Animal, LLC, you must know that the company is capable of giving the desired shape to all pet products.
Once cooked, ground, and mixed, the products enter the shaping stage (if required by the brand that has ordered the production of the pet products). There, the products get appropriate forms. However, we’re talking about chewing and solid pet foods.
For liquids, gels, and pastes, the manufacturers enter additional processes to give the product the desired form. After giving the final products the required shape and form, the manufacturer will transfer the products to the packaging stage. Professional workers handling all the machinery will ensure that all products enter the right containers designed respectively for them.
After the packaging process, a reliable manufacturer hurries to distribution, but not before ensuring that the products pass quality control checks. The canning processes and preservative additions improve the shelf life. Canned pet products have a higher shelf life if they have been packaged and contained right with the use of natural preservatives. However, some manufacturers are still debating over the use of chemical and natural preservatives.
Various authorities have taken control of setting quality standards for pet product manufacture here in the United States of America. Food and Drug Administration has various branches that stem from one parent governmental organization. The FDA and USDA (US Department of Agriculture) emphasize the use of certain ingredients for pet product manufacture while restricting the use and import of several ingredients.
You should know that Green Mountain Animal, LLC doesn’t deal with unhealthy ingredients or inefficient manufacturing processes. All processes have been verified by third-party authorities to highlight the legitimacy and authenticity of the company. We pass all quality control requirements with consistency.
If you’re thinking about contracting a high quality and reliable pet food manufacturer for your brand, consider working with Green Mountain Animal, LLC. Being among the top competitors in the pet food manufacturing industry, we deal in nearly all types of legally verified pet products and foods, including white label pet products. You can trust the advanced manufacturing tech at Green Mountain Animal, LLC for producing the pet products that your brand sells.
Operating as a third party to manufacture the desired types of pet foods, we make sure that all processes are consistent in terms of time and quality.
Call us today at 802-752-4738 to learn more about our contract manufacturing services.