RENEWABLE ENERGY – PRODUCTION IN HARMONY WITH NATURE
Our kitchen (where all Bozita’s products are manufactured) is located in Vårgårda, in the centre of western Sweden’s beautiful agricultural region. The kitchen is powered by 100 percent renewable energy. Three quarters of the energy comes from steam from Vårgårda Ångfabrik, and the final quarter from hydropower, the greenest type of electricity.
Food leftovers and waste from our food production are recovered and recycled into biogas, which powers city buses and garbage trucks.
We choose our ingredients with great care. Many of our ingredients are delivered directly from Swedish farms to our kitchen, and are produced according to Swedish animal husbandry law. This brings many benefits.
- Strict animal welfare laws – The Swedish Animal Welfare Act is one of the strictest animal welfare laws in the world.
- No growth hormones – The use of growth hormones in animal husbandry is prohibited in Sweden.
- Lowest antibiotics use in the EU – The use of antibiotics in animal husbandry has been strictly regulated in Sweden since 1986.
- BSE-free country Sweden is one of the first countries in the world to be classified as free of BSE (mad cow disease) by the World Organization for Animal Health.
- Always GMO free – We don’t use genetically modified ingredients in our products.
Also, the ingredients we use today aren’t taken out of stocks of food for humans. Instead, we use the products that are removed from the supply chain, but are still of high quality. From these products, we prepare tasty and high-quality meals adapted to the needs of today’s dogs and cats.
At Bozita, we do not accept the idea that using food destined for humans for pets is sustainable from a climate perspective.
CLIMATE SMART PACKAGING
Our products’ packaging, whether it’s cardboard, plastic, or Tetra Recart®, has a low impact on the environment. We were the first in the world to offer Tetra Recart®, a cardboard-based, environmentally friendly packaging that’s easy to open and reseal and can be packed efficiently, reducing transportation needs. The material in our Tetra Recart® is FSC-labelled and recyclable.
FOOD SAFETY CERTIFIED PET FOOD SINCE 2007
For us, it’s important that everything we serve to animals is of the highest high quality. Therefore, our pet food production in Vårgårda has been food safety certified according to ISO 22000 since 2007. In fact, we were the first Swedish animal food producer to invest in food safety certified production. ISO 22000 is a standard for quality management in the food industry that focuses on food safety. The certification means, among other things, that our ingredients can be tracked to source.
Because our factory in Vårgårda is food safety certified, you as a pet owner can trust that our products don’t contain anything that’s harmful to your pet, and that our food is prepared under the right conditions. The certification also requires us to follow strict requirements for hygiene and cleanliness in our production, something which is checked regularly both by us and by independent inspectors.