A shining star in innovation
The north star is known throughout history for holding still while the entire northern sky revolves around it.
The North Star has come to symbolize our Canadian kitchen, representing a beacon of excellence in our industry. Purpose-built to advance our Biologically Appropriate mission, NorthStar is the most advanced pet food kitchen in Canada.
Committed to making the world’s best dog and cat foods, our NorthStar Kitchen is equipped with proprietary, state-of-the art, fresh-meat processing technologies that allow higher fresh-meat inclusions than any other dog or cat foods.
And our kitchen prepares ACANA and ORIJEN exclusively – no other brands or private labels. We wouldn’t have it any other way and we believe you wouldn’t either.
Our mission matters
Our Biologically Appropriate, Fresh Regional Ingredient, and Never Outsourced mission sets us apart from any other pet food maker and guides us as we design our award-winning kitchens and foods.
State-of-the-art kitchens and innovation centre advance our award-winning foods.
Equipped with proprietary state-of-the art, fresh-meat processing technologies that allow greater meat inclusions than any other dog or cat foods in the world, our award-winning kitchens and research centres are dedicated to advancing ACANA and ORIJEN.
Our ongoing commitment to investing in food processing, food science, and research capabilities allows us continually advance our Biologically Appropriate capabilities, bringing ORIJEN foods ever closer to the natural diets of dogs and cats, and firmly establishing ourselves as leaders in the global pet food industry.
Fresh meat is the foundation of our biologically appropriate foods.
Our kitchen houses over 50 different fresh meat, poultry, and fish ingredients, as well as a variety of farm-fresh produce.
Our ingredient handling, cooking, and sequential drying technologies are all specifically designed to support the dramatic meat inclusions in ORIJEN foods.
Put simply, our kitchen and our Fresh Regional Ingredient capabilities are unmatched by any other pet food maker anywhere.
We’ve been preparing award-winning dog and cat foods in our own kitchen for over a quarter century.
That’s why we never outsource — we don’t make foods for anyone else and we don’t allow anyone else to make our foods either.
We design and build our own kitchen, and we create and produce our own foods, so you can have confidence in knowing where your food comes from.