Following recent announcements by Petco and PetSmart that the retailers will discontinue sales of pet products made in China, Zuke’s Performance Pet Nutrition has issued a statement reassuring customers that its products are “Made in the USA,” with one new product line made in New Zealand.
According to the company: “Zuke’s proudly manufactures in the United States and recently added manufacturing capacity in New Zealand for our Genuine Jerky, a[n] ultra-premium jerky treat. We set the bar high for each of our suppliers, demanding the highest quality ingredients and best-in-class, inspected manufacturing facilities. These practices ensure that all of our treats, biscuits and dental chews meet stringent US, or New Zealand, quality standards.”
“For nearly 20 years, the health and wellness of our customers’ pets has been our priority. Period. That’s why we make our products here in the USA and in New Zealand,” says Chris Meiering, director of marketing. “When you choose a Zuke’s product, you can be confident that product provides dependable, wholesome nutrition that helps support a pet’s health, well-being and happiness.”
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