Cotswold RAW responds to the perceived bacteria risk in a raw meat based diet for dogs

Cotswold RAW is aware of a recent study conducted by a team of researchers, who are claiming that raw dog and cat food may be contaminated with bacteria and parasites, and as such may pose a risk to both animal and human health.

The safety of our food is always our top priority and adheres to stringent food safety protocols. As an active member of the Pet Food Manufacturers’ Association (PFMA), the leading trade body for the UK pet food industry, we are involved in creating and maintaining a good practice guide within raw food suppliers. Our DEFRA-approved manufacturer status also requires adherence to strict regulations in the production of premium quality food, where we only use premium quality ingredients from farms and abattoirs that we have longstanding relationships with.

In the handling of any raw meat, we would always recommend sensible hygiene to all our customers. All our fresh foods are presented in such a way that handling is minimised and, wherever possible, waste is eliminated. For further advice, we also provide the following guidance: