Sea Salt vs Table Salt in Raw Dog Food

A while back a friend and I were having a healthy argument about salt and sea salt. My friend is the nutritionally versed but not neurotic type of person. He believes that there is a lot of hype out there and people are getting duped into spending more money on products because they are “Natural”. I do not disagree with this. The term natural is not regulated and can is now being put on just about every product. I even saw an “All Natural” raw chicken breast at the grocery store that was clearly a cage raised bird dripping with hormones and antibiotics, but because they did not add any synthetic chemicals to it, it was “All Natural”.

The Truth About Recalls (part 1)

FDA regulations do not allow the presence of salmonella in cooked pet foods (canned, kibble, freeze dried or dehydrated). Even though we produce and distribute raw meat products, we must abide by the same standards as a cooked product. It is in our best interest to comply with the FDA and “voluntarily” recall our products even though there are no reported cases of sickness in pets or humans.

Product Announcement

At Steve’s Real Food, quality and safety are our biggest concern. We are writing today to inform you that we are voluntarily recalling one lot of our Turducken Patties with the lot number B209 (best by 10/27/13), and the UPC 6-91730-14204-9. This recall affects less than 200 five pound bags which represents a small fraction of the food distributed. We are taking this precautionary action after learning that one of our Turducken patties produced in this lot was tested positive for Salmonella by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture.

Know Your GMO

There is an heath food issue that is not discussed often enough. We all know that organic is better because it does not have toxic pesticides, but we forget to mention that it is also not grown from GMO seeds.

Enzymes and Phytochemicals

Natural, whole raw foods contain numerous enzymes and phytochemicals that modern science has discovered are important for proper nutrition in humans and laboratory animals. This holds true for dogs and cats as well.
Enzymes are specialized protein substances that are involved in all the dog’s activities. Even thinking requires enzymes. Enzymes are found abundantly in fresh, minimally processed natural foods.

New Compostable Package

In November of this year we started national distribution of our new compostable packaging, furthering our environmental commitment. The new bag is made with a film called NVIRO® (sounds like enviro) which is comprised of renewable and compostable materials and printed with low VOC water-based inks and adhesives. This is a new breed of flexible packaging and we are excited to be making waves in both the pet food and packaging industry.

What’s Wrong With Grain Free Kibble?

Dr. Karen Becker is a renown veterinarian who has a reputation for her proactive approach to animal nutrition. She is passionate about educating pet parents and does so through videos, articles and books. In her latest video on Mercola.com she covers the topic of the increasingly popular grain free kibbles.

New Jersey Distributor Problems

If you are one of our New Jersey retailers who no longer can get product from your New Jersey distributor please contact us so we can give you the updated information on who can distributor product to you. We apologize for this inconvenience, but have a immediate solution which should cause no problems with supply.

Causes of Allergies

An allergy is your body’s way of dealing with a unknown protein. It uses an inflammatory response to drive out these foreign invaders that it does not know what to do with. Robyn O’Brien talks at TED about the rise of food allergies and it’s link to deadly diseases. It is the genetic engineering and added hormones in commercially process foods that can be the explanation for this.

Strut Your Mutt

Saturday May 21st we will be joining thousands of other mutt stutters in order to raise money for No More Homeless Pets In Utah. We are teaming up with the PawsZow dog pack and looking forward to the festivities. If you want to strut with us, join the team by going to our Donner page here. If you are already registerd be sure to come by the booth and buy some food or treats. We will be donating the proceeds from all sales to No More Homeless Pets.

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Steve's Real Food

2034 East Fort Union
Cottonwood , UT 84121
United States
801-432-7478