Natura Pet Products  recently announced all of its distributors will be required to pass certification with the American Institute of Baking International .

AIB Certification specifies rigorous standards for food safety. To receive certification, an organization must pass independent inspections, training and audits that demonstrate its ability to protect the safety of the food supply chain. As part of Natura's new partnership agreements, the company is requiring all distributors to pass AIB Certification.

"The AIB certification requirement is part of Natura's ongoing efforts to ensure our petfoods and treats meet the strictest standards for safety and quality from our manufacturing plants to our customers' pet bowls," said Don Scott, president of Natura.