Made with the juiciest, pasture-fed, organic British beef
What makes Honey’s Organic Beef recipe so good? To begin with the cattle are raised to the highest, certified organic standards. This means they spend the vast majority of their lives outdoors where they can graze naturally on a diet of grass and clover. When they go indoors (because of bad weather) they are housed in well-bedded, spacious yards. Routine usage of antibiotics is banned, too, of course (although if they are sick it is permitted). The land on which the cattle graze, by the way, is free from artificial fertiliser. As a result of this and all the other conditions laid down by the various organic bodies the beef is packed full of nutrition and flavour. There is also the added satisfaction of knowing that organic farming is great for the environment and for wildlife.
Organic beef farmers have had a tricky time of it because – unfortunately – consumers aren’t willing to pay the extra to cover the additional costs of raising livestock this way. As a result, we don’t have a single supplier but buy from a number of different certified organic producers. The organic vegetables in the recipe come from Choice Organics. They source from British, local (where possible), organic farmers.
We make all our recipes by hand and in small batches using different cuts of meat each time. This helps to ensure greater variety. As a result, each batch may vary in terms of colour and consistency.
Our Working Dog Food Organic Beef formula with vegetables contains approximately two-thirds raw, organic beef (including bone and heart) and one-third fresh, seasonal vegetables.
Our food is made using the freshest possible ingredients that would, if they weren’t becoming dog food, be completely suitable for human consumption. This is really important not just for ethical reasons, but also because high quality ingredients contain much higher nutritional values.
Our meat is all certified wild, free range or (for this recipe) certified organic.
All our ingredients come from British farms and are, therefore, seasonal.
Our food meets all the most vigorous nutritional guidelines as set out by the European Pet Food Industry Federation (FEDIAF), the Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO). We achieve this without adding any supplements.
OF&G is one of the UK’s leading organic certifiers, working with producers and processors to ensure their products meet the highest organic standards. First launched in 1973 as a marketing cooperative for organic produce, in 1992 it became the first body to be approved by the government to carry out inspections and certify organic farmers and food producers. OF&G now certify over 1200 farmers, who farm more than half of the UK’s organic land, as well as companies ranging from small, independent processors to major multinationals. www.ofgorganic.org
Organic Beef (complete pet food for dogs). Composition: Minced organic beef including finely minced bone and beef heart (67%). Minced carrot, cabbage and parsnip or kohl rabi (33%). Analytical constituents. Moisture: 68.7%; Protein: 10.0%; Total Fat: 11.1%; Ash: 5.9%; Crude Fibre: 1.9%