100% Human Quality

Whole Food Nutrition

Minimally Processed

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100% Human Quality - It’s On Our Label

Because Pets Are Family

Veterinarians believe your pet’s food directly affects their health and well-being. That’s why Humankind® uses 100% Human Quality ingredients and makes our pet food in an FDA inspected facility, ensuring the highest quality. This means your pet’s food goes through the exact same regulations as your own food. It's even on
our label!

100% Human Quality

You may see brands that claim to have “Human Quality ingredients” or call themselves “Human Grade” on their website, but if you don’t see this on their label it may not been approved as such. Saying Human Grade Ingredients is not the same as being a 100% Human Grade or Human Quality Product. The latter requires the company to meet ALL of the same FDA requirements and standards found in human food (21 CFR part 117). To meet these high standards one has to document that every ingredient is fit for human consumption and is manufactured, handled, stored, and transported consistent with human edible foods, not animal feed. 99% of pet foods simply cannot meet this requirement.

REAL HUMAN FOOD, NOT ANIMAL FEED

Why it matters

About 99% of pet food out there is not food, but “feed,” which means it can contain ingredients from animals that are dead, dying, diseased, or disabled - the “4Ds.” Human Quality requires every ingredient meet the highest quality standards for human food set by the US government.

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feed:

Allows ingredients rejected as unsafe or unsuitable for human consumption.

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Must be able to document that each and every ingredient in the product is in fact suitable for human consumption, that the ingredients are handled in a manner to keep them suitable for that purpose.

feed:

Allows parts from 4D meats (slaughterhouse animals who are dying, diseased, disabled or dead on arrival). (FDA CPG Sec. 690.300)

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Never allowed

feed:

Allows slaughter by-products (head, feet, brains, spleen, feathers, nerves, undeveloped eggs, and fetal tissue). (FDA CPG Sec. 675.400)

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Never allowed

feed:

Allows ingredients “adulterated” under human food standards that are contaminated by filth. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

feed:

Allows ingredients “adulterated” under human food standards with rodent, roach, or bird excreta. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.100)

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Never allowed

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Allows pesticide contamination where the pesticide involved is unapproved for use on a food or feed commodity. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

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Allows contamination by industrial chemicals that makes food “adulterated” under human food standards. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

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Allows microbiological contamination that makes food “adulterated” under human food standards. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

feed:

Allows unpermitted drug residues. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

feed:

Allows restaurant or supermarket waste including moldy food or expired food. (FDA CPG Sec. 675.200)

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Never allowed

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Allows Digest (can be obtained from 4D meat).

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Never allowed

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Allows Ethoxyquin, a chemical preservative – and possible carcinogenic – regulated by the FDA as a pesticide.

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Never allowed

feed:

Produced in facilities that manufacture feed grade products.

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food:

Manufactured, handled, and stored by means consistent with cGMPs (Good Manufacturing Practices) using the highest human food FDA standards.

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WHOLE FOOD IS BETTER FOOD

Whole foods have more natural goodness & nutrients

What your pet eats is just as important as what you eat for a healthy and happy life. By feeding pets whole food ingredients packed with nutrients, such as lean animal protein, vegetables, and fruit, you’ll increase their overall well-being.

humankind is loaded with whole food nutrition

87% - 90%

animal protein

Comes from whole foods

98%

nutrition

Comes from whole foods

99.8%

protein

Comes from whole foods

99.9%

amino acids

Comes from whole foods

100%

grain free

0%

ingredients from china

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benefits of our ingredients

All of our ingredients were chosen to provide pets with a complete and balanced diet giving your pet all of the benefits to lead a healthy life.

Natural Chicken

Delicious chicken is our first ingredient. This whole, USDA-inspected, 100% Human Quality chicken is raised and sourced from U.S. farms. Absolutely no meals of any kind are used. Rich in the lean protein your pet craves.

Sweet Potatoes

Packed with vitamins, A, C, and B6, and the minerals manganese, copper, and iron, the sweet potato is one of nature’s nearly perfect foods and includes powerful antioxidants. Sweet potatoes also provide a source of dietary fiber.

Organic Potatoes

Organic potatoes add vital nutrients including vitamins B3, B6, and C, the minerals manganese and phosphorus, antioxidants including carotenoids and flavonoids as well as potassium, iron, copper, and fiber.

Carrots

Carrots are loaded with powerful phytonutrients. Rich in Vitamins A, K, and C, carrots provide a powerful antioxidant punch.

Organic Flaxseed

Rich in lignans and essential fatty acids.

Apples

Apples are full of antioxidants, dietary fiber, and vitamin C, great for giving a boost to your pet’s immune system.

Whole Eggs

One of nature’s “perfect foods,” whole eggs are one of the most complete sources of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. They are also a good source of vitamin A, riboflavin, folate, vitamin B12, iron, selenium, and fatty acids.

Broccoli

Filled with folic acid, vitamin C, vitamin K, and chromium, broccoli supports healthy cells and acts as an antioxidant.

Spinach

Rich in beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin K, copper, iron, and manganese, spinach promotes the healthy metabolism of fats and carbohydrates.

Sea Salt

Unlike refined salts, sea salt usually includes very little processing so it retains it moisture and minerals that are then more easily utilized and absorbed. Sea salt includes important minerals like sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, bromide, iron, copper, and zinc.

Cranberries

Cranberries contain vitamin C, fiber, manganese, and other essential micronutrients.

Wild Cod Liver Oil

Not farmed. An ideal source of the omega-3 fatty acids EPA and DHA, as well as naturally occurring vitamin A, cod liver oil can help improve the coat and skin, and help reduce inflammation.

Blueberries

Rich in Vitamin K, manganese, and antioxidants, blueberries promote the healthy metabolism of fats and carbohydrates, and combat inflammation.

Chicory Root

Rich in fiber chicory root, a prebiotic, helps to support digestion and maintain a healthy balance of "good" bacteria in the colon.

Organic Kelp

Because it absorbs the nutrients from its surrounding marine environment, kelp is rich in vitamins, minerals, and enzymes. It’s often considered a “superfood” due to its mineral content and is especially concentrated in iodine which is important for optimal thyroid function and metabolism.

Vitamins and Minerals

Dicalcium phosphate, rosemary extract, zinc amino acid chelate, vitamin E supplement, iron amino acid chelate, copper amino acid chelate, thiamine mononitrate (source of vitamin B1), riboflavin (vitamin B2), manganese amino acid chelate, vitamin B12 supplement

our recipe

Ingredient Benefits

All of our ingredients were chosen to provide the pets we love with a complete and balanced diet. Individually, they have great benefits, too. Many are “superfoods” rich with antioxidants and phytonutrients.

Natural Chicken

Sweet Potatoes

Organic Potatoes

Carrots

Organic Flaxseed

Apples

Whole Eggs

Broccoli

Spinach

Sea Salt

Cranberries

Wild Cod Liver Oil

Blueberries

Chicory Root

Organic Kelp

Vitamins and Minerals

Healthier preparation

Most pet foods are processed at very
high temperatures

high temperatures

Generally, the more you process food and expose it to high heat, the less nutritious it becomes. In fact, high heat (as used in highly processed kibble) has been shown to destroy key vitamins including vitamins A, E, and B group as well as essential amino acids, such as lysine.

, which kill the natural nutrients and may potentially create dangerous
carcinogenic by-products

carcinogenic by-products

Carcinogenic by-products may be linked to cancer and other diseases in people and in animals. As in people, highly processed foods may be contributing to the rise in obesity, diabetes, and allergies in animals.

for your pet.

Humankind is different because it’s minimally processed and nutrient dense.

We take delicious whole foods and prepare them in small batches at low temperatures, gently
dehydrating

dehydrating

Dehydration gently removes the moisture while preserving the healthy, whole food benefits. In this way the food retains the natural and essential vitamins and nutrients that healthy pets need.

them so every bite is packed with vitamins, amino acids, and nutrients. It tastes delicious and keeps them barking for more.

dehydration: less is more

Dehydration provides many of the healthy benefits of a raw or homemade diet with the convenience of knowing you have a complete and balanced diet. And since Humankind® is simply prepared by adding warm water, it’s an excellent way to help your pet stay
hydrated

hydrated

Proper hydration, or water consumption, is vital for the health & well-being of dogs and cats.

No refrigeration necessary. Lightweight and easy to take with you when you travel.

proven, higher quality chicken

Our higher quality chicken means better nutrition for your pet. The Protein Efficiency Ratio (P.E.R) measures how your pet’s body can utilize the protein. Humankind’s chicken has a (P.E.R.) that is 48% higher than chicken by-product meal which means there is significantly more usable protein. And pets retain the protein better with a 35% higher in Net Protein Retention than chicken meal.

SOURCE: Molnar poster, Table 3, June 201686420Chicken MealHumankind ChickenHigher Net protein retentionSOURCE: Donadelli PER poster, Table 3, June 2016P < .00016543210Chicken By-Product MealHumankind ChickenIncrease in Protein Efficency

100% upfront

All of our ingredients are 100% Human Quality, sourced from farms in the USA and around the world that adhere to the highest quality and safety standards as described in
21CFR part 117

21CFR part 117

21CFR Part 117 is an FDA regulation that requires that any manufacturer or producer of foods for human consumption adhere to a strict set of standards that cover manufacturing (Current Good Manufacturing Process), hazard controls, and risk-based preventative controls to reduce the likelihood that human food will be contaminated or adulterated at any point during the manufacturing and storage process.

. We submit proof to each state for approval that each ingredient is Human Quality. Everything we make is so safe, it’s good enough for a human to eat.

Our Supplier’s Standards Meet Your Own

Because we are 100% Human Quality, our
processes

processes

These include processes for manufacturing (cleanliness procedures of the facility and personnel), appropriate handling, storage, processing conditions and transportation to insure there is no spoilage.

are made to meet or exceed the highest standards as set by the US government. We prepare our food in USA, AA rated, level 2 FDA certified facilities used to make human edible food.
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we guarantee

  • NO By-products (including zero chicken meal, zero poultry meal, zero poultry by-product meal)
  • NO 4D Meat*
  • NO Genetically engineered GMO Ingredients
  • NO Nitrates or MSG
  • NO Fillers
  • NO Artificial flavoring
  • NO Artificial preservatives including BHA, BHT, TBHQ or Ethoxyquin
  • NO Artificial colors
  • NO Irradiated Ingredients
  • NO Digest or Rendered/Hydrolyzed Fat
  • NO Ingredients from China

*FDA Compliance Policy allows processed 4D meat (dead, dying, diseased, or disabled animals) in pet food but you will never find it in Humankind.

ingredients sourcing

Want to find out where our ingredients come from? Just click around our Sourcing Map. All of our ingredients are 100% Human Quality. Nearly 75% are from the USA and Canada with select ingredients carefully sourced from other areas around the world. Each one is the same as you would serve on your very own table.

ingredients from the usa

Natural Chicken, Chicken Breast

Chicken Broth & Natural Chicken Flavor

Whole Eggs

Organic Potato

Cranberries

Blueberries

Wild Cod liver oil

Organic Flaxseed

Zinc, iron, copper, manganese – all amino acid chelate, dicalcium phosphate & sea salt

ingredients from canada

Organic Dried Kelp

Organic Flaxseed

ingredients from mexico

Broccoli

ingredients from peru

Sweet Potato

ingredients from chile

Apples

Dried Chicory root

ingredients from europe

Carrots

Spinach

Dried Chicory root

Thiamine Mononitrate (source of vitamin B1) & Vitamin E

Vitamin B12

ingredients from south korea

Riboflavin (vitamin B2)

Map

ingredients sourcing

All of our ingredients are 100% Human Quality. Nearly 75% are from the USA and Canada with select ingredients carefully sourced from other areas around the world. Each one is the same as you would serve on your very own table.