Our BAFRINO Research & Innovation team, committed to innovating and advancing our foods, Morinville, Alberta.

Research & innovation

Our commitment to innovation has never been stronger.

Adjacent to our northstar kitchen, our biologically appropriate research and innovation centre is a state-of-the-art innovation hub focused on advancing our award-winning foods.

Equipped with the most sophisticated laboratory technology, our BAFRINO Research and Innovation Centre was purpose-built to act as a beacon for advancement in our industry. This centre solidifies our commitment to innovation and advances our Biologically Appropriate, Fresh Regional Ingredient, and Never Outsourced (BAFRINO) mandate in four core areas:

Biologically appropriate food development

Biologically appropriate food development

Biologically appropriate food development

Aligned with our drive for continuous innovation, the BAFRINO Centre provides a dedicated facility for the development and advancement of our award-winning Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods.

Fresh meat technologies

Fresh meat technologies

Fresh meat technologies

The BAFRINO Centre develops proprietary low-temperature, meat-separation technologies which allow higher fresh-meat inclusions in our foods, enhancing their feeding performance and bringing them even closer to Mother Nature.

Natural flavour development

Natural flavour development

Natural flavour development

Equipped with state-of-the-art freeze-dryers and hydrolyzing units, the BAFRINO Centre develops all-natural flavours from the same fresh meat, liver, and tripe that go into ORIJEN foods, making sure that dogs and cats enjoy their foods as much as we love making them.

Nutrient testing and validation

Nutrient testing and validation

Nutrient testing and validation

Ensuring our foods meet the high expectations of Pet Lovers everywhere, the BAFRINO Centre performs on-site validation of all quality, nutritional, and technical parameters of our ingredients, processes, and foods.