Merrick Pet Care has concrete evidence that their products are performing well, because their dog food has won the title of "Pet Food of the Year" from the Glycemic Research Institute (GRI). This is the second year in a row that Merrick's petfood products have won the accolade. The award was presented to Merrick Pet Care for its Turducken, Grammy's Pot Pie and Thanksgiving Day Dinner gourmet canned dog food products.
The GRI is based in Washington, DC, USA. As a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization, the GRI is committed to responsible scientific research to provide a greater understanding of the glycemic index and its relation to foods that are glycemically acceptable for the overweight, diabetic and health-conscious public.
Due to high demand from the public for information regarding petfood, GRI added the Pet Food of the Year award and its accompanying Seal of Approval. To qualify for Pet Food of the Year, the product must have a low glycemic index and be formulated without meat by-products or ingredients known to be harmful to animals. The food must also be nutritious and palatable, with a focus on longevity. GRI has no ties to the petfood industry and does not accept monies from any company for the Pet Food of the Year award. For more information on the GRI, visit www.glycemic.com.