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Products Quality and Safety
Over 200 veterinarians, food scientists, technicians and Ph.D nutritionists at Hill's develop Science Diet®, Prescription Diet®, Ideal Balance™ and Healthy Advantage® brand pet foods to meet the needs of your pet when it’s well or when it's sick.
Each ingredient is analyzed to ensure its safety when included in the food your pet eats.
We analyze our products’ ingredient profile for 50 nutrients to ensure your pet gets the stringent, precise formulation it needs.
We inspect every ingredient via microbiological, sensory, chemical or 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 current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP) and Hill's high quality standards, so your pet's food is produced under clean and sanitary conditions.
We conduct final, daily safety checks on every Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet, Hill's Ideal Balance and Hill's Healthy Advantage 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.