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Steve’s Real Food is made at our dedicated facility in Aumsville, OR, under the most rigorous quality control standards in the industry. All the ingredients are, of course, human quality. The produce is fresh, pesticide-free, and triple-washed to ensure it is clean and wholesome.
We start by partially defrosting the meat/poultry so that we can remove the plastic that it is stored it. The temperature never gets above 40 degrees Fahrenheit to ensure safety. Next, we finely chop the meat/poultry and produce in the grinder before adding finely crushed bone and our special blend of superfoods. Once the food is blended, we form it into nuggets or patties and flash freeze the food to –50 Degrees Fahrenheit to lock in freshness, nutrition, and taste.
Our food is manufactured under USDA and HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) guidelines on sterilized processing equipment. We take all possible measures to prevent contamination. Every person that enters the facility wears sterilized clothing, footwear, hair nets, and gloves. We do runs of less than 1,000 pounds at a time, which takes a little over an hour to complete. We sterilize all equipment between each batch, allowing for thorough cleaning of the equipment.
We regularly test our foods for Salmonella, E. coli 0157:H7, & Campylobacter to ensure our product’s safety. We also test our foods for pesticides and heavy metals even though our food sources are of such high quality and good sourcing that contaminants are very unlikely. Additionally, the flash freezing process offers a final barrier against the possibility of parasites.
We use biophages as a preventative measure to reduce the likelihood of bacteria. It is sprayed on during the mixing phase to allow for enough time to activate. This process is both be highly effective and meets criteria set forth by the FDA.