Von BARF is composed of a group of enthusiasts of various professions who share a common desire to launch a high-quality dog food onto the Croatian and European market. In the past few years we have had the opportunity to acquire experience in the field of dog nutrition and we were more than ready to start the production of raw pet food.
Von BARF is a Croatian product, produced at a production plant in Bjelovar-Bilogora County where the production process is managed by a person with more than 35 years of experience in the production of meat and meat products.
Health and hygiene safety of our products is continuously monitored by EUROINSPEKT CROATIAKONTROLA d.o.o., Zagreb laboratory.
Therefore, when you buy a Von BARF product, you can be sure that you have given your pet not only the highest quality but also the guaranteed, right and safe food.
INGREDIENTS – we are sure about their quality and origin!
For us, it is extremely important to know the origin of all the ingredients we use in the production of Von BARF food in order to ensure the superior quality of our products. We try to select the best suppliers for all the ingredients we use in the production because we know that the quality of each and every ingredient is very important in creating a high-quality product.
Beef, as the basic ingredient of Von BARF, is purchased from the best-quality local meat suppliers, and we choose to use only human grade meat.
In order to create a complete and balanced meal for your dog, and keeping in mind the superior quality of our products, we only use ingredients of high-quality and controlled origin.
Vegetables, fruits and garlic are purchased from the local suppliers. By doing so, we help the community we live and work in, ensure the survival of small producers and companies, and reduce the dependence on large corporations. The raw materials we buy from the local producers are mainly organic. This reduces the impact on the environment – soil, water and air. In that way we reduce the energy consumption and emissions for food production and delivery.
The freshness of the ingredients is of key importance in the production of meat products. For that reason we purchase meat daily, from the local suppliers, in strict compliance with the regulations on the unbroken cold chain when transporting meat.
To ensure the freshness, quality and safety of meat, each shipment is controlled at the entrance, stored in the cold chain and then processed.
Within the production process we respect the absolute traceability of the ingredients in line with HACCP standards. This literally means that for each portion of our food (i.e. for each production run – lot) we can determine exactly where it is being sold, as well as the farm where the meat was produced. With HACCP system we achieve the traceability of the ingredients “from farm to table“.
We also use a series of procedures to ensure quality and freshness.
Immediately after packing and labelling, the products are stored into a cold room, where they reach the desired temperature through flash freezing. This is important because flash freezing creates small ice crystals which, unlike traditional freezing, do not create big ice crystals that destroy cell membrane and thus damage the cell structure. This production procedure ensures the high quality of nutrients in Von BARF.
This is the only way to keep food fresh and natural – without thermal processing and adding preservatives. This is what makes Von BARF products unique in the field of pet nutrition. There are no “E“- ingredients in our food.
In conclusion, it can be said that when you give Von BARF to your pet, you actually give them the better quality and healthier food than the one you eat on a daily basis.
- we make our products in compliance with the highest health and hygienic quality standards
- we select the ingredients carefully – only the healthiest and natural is good enough
- we do not use starch or soy
- we do not use grains – your dog is a carnivore and grains do them more harm than good
- we do not use preservatives, flavour enhancers, artificial colours or any other additives