to food quality
Putting safety first
at every stage
The Hill’s label is proof-positive that you’re giving your pet the very best. Through routine safety and quality control checks, Hill’s sets some of the highest standards in the pet food industry.
Over 150 veterinarians, food scientists, technicians and Ph.D nutritionists at Hill’s develop Science Plan™ and Prescription Diet™ brand pet foods to meet the needs of your pet when they are well or when they are sick. Each ingredient is analysed to ensure its safety when included in the food your pet eats. We analyse our products’ ingredient profile for over 100 nutrients to ensure your pet gets the stringent, precise formulation it needs.
We inspect every ingredient via microbiological, sensory, chemical and foreign matter testing to give you peace of mind when you feed your pet. Only ingredient suppliers whose facilities meet stringent raw material quality standards are approved by Hill’s. Every location for every ingredient supplier is separately qualified to ensure consistency in ingredient quality.
Product quality is continuously monitored and electronically documented through on-line quality checks throughout the manufacturing process. We conduct annual Quality Systems audits for all manufacturing facilities to ensure we meet the high standards your pet deserves. We demand compliance with Fediaf, the European Pet Food Industry Federation and Pet Food Manufacturer's Association (PFMA) standards, so your pet’s food is produced under clean and sanitary conditions.
We conduct final, daily safety checks on every Hill’s Science Plan and Hill’s Prescription Diet pet food product to help ensure the safety of your pet’s food. All Hill’s pet food products are screened for metal detection and foreign material prior to release. All finished products are physically inspected and tested for key nutrients prior to release to help ensure your pet gets a consistent product bag to bag.