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DSM in Animal Nutrition & Health

Quality Pet Food Premixes You Can Trust

Quality Pet Food Premixes You Can Trust

As the only manufacturer to produce 11 of 13 essential vitamins, we help nourish the pets we call family. The health and safety of animals is the core of our business. DSM follows a strict quality control process to adhere to food safety standards so pet food manufacturers have confidence in the supply chain and pet owners trust every vitamin, supplement and ingredient in their pets’ diet.

With more than 50 years experience in animal nutrition, we offer the safest and most reliable backward-integrated supply chain, unmatched by any other vitamin premix supplier. With 46 facilities across the globe, investments on a state-of-the-art premix line and 100% automated quality verification, our commitment to the highest standards of quality continues to make DSM a trusted partner in pet nutrition

Our 5Q Values Ensure a Higher Standard of Quality

DSM follows a strict quality control process — our 5Q Values program — in compliance with food safety standards. 5Q Values are designed to provide exceptional control of product quality and consistency for both single ingredients and premixes. While we manufacture products across the globe, quality and safety are consistent and assured at every point in the manufacturing process

Food Safety

Food Safety

DSM produces nutritional ingredients and supplements for pets and people. Ingredients for animals are produced in the same facilities as those intended for human consumption, ensuring every product has a certificate of analysis and follows the most stringent quality guidelines to ensure food safety.

Trusted Supply Chain

Trusted Supply Chain

We source quality raw materials from trusted suppliers and verify that each ingredient meets our standards. Ingredients are released for production only after a multi-step process to sample and analyze the quality.

Traceability

Traceability

System checks are set up throughout the entire production process. We track ingredients from the source through delivery to the customer and perform mock recalls to guarantee the effectiveness of our tracking system.

Closing the Loop

Closing the Loop

DSM is a world leader in innovation in the animal nutrition industry. We apply our innovative approach to the manufacturing and quality control processes to continually identify and invest in improvements. DSM has recently invested in a state-of-the-art production line to better meet the need for safe, traceable, quality premixes and blends.

Sharing and Learning

Sharing and Learning

Our commitment to quality and safety goes beyond checks and balances. It’s a commitment shared by every DSM employee. We make sure everyone is supported with the training and education needed to perform their duties to ensure safe, quality pet food products.

In addition to our 5Q Values, continued improvements in processes and maintaining important certifications are a key part of delivering quality you can trust.

  • New State-of-the-art Premix Line — As part of our commitment to quality premixes, DSM has recently invested in a state-of-the-art production line to better meet the need for safe, traceable, quality premixes and blends. With higher production safety and flexibility, short discharge times and contamination-free mixing, we deliver value and security required in today’s industry.
  • Quality Certifications — DSM carries multiple quality certifications recognized globally in food safety and manufacturing excellence. Our North American premix production facilities include:
    • 616 Dayton Avenue, Ames, IA
    • 5101 Rondo Drive, Fort Worth, TX
    • 495 Jackson Concourse, Pendergrass, CA
    • 395 Waydom Drive, Ayr, ON Canada

At the Forefront of Pet Nutrition Science

DSM strives to bring innovative products and delivery systems to the marketplace through science-based research aimed at advancing the industry and helping bring nutritional solutions that support a long, healthy pet life.

Our nutritionists developed the Optimum Vitamin Nutrition (OVNTM) program to help ensure pets receive the full value of vitamin fortification from a safe and reliable source. The OVN program uses DSM vitamins and premixes that are fully traceable and in compliance with global regulations to help pet nutrition formulators stay current on industry advancements


Contact a DSM representative to learn more about the importance of quality and scientific innovation in pet food formulas.

Additional resources


Quality Fact Sheet

Quality Fact Sheet

Our goal is to be the most-trusted source of nutritional ingredients for your pet food brand. Learn how we ensure a high standard of quality and safety. More>