Quality Manufacturing Practices Assure Product Integrity
Hi-Tek's renowned approaches to quality manufacturing ensure the absolute integrity of its outstanding products. Rigorous quality control and in-depth processes prevent cross contamination of ingredients and eliminate the possibility of pollutants or mycotoxins entering the food manufacturing process. MORE
Although Hi-Tek manufactures many canine and feline rations for a variety of consumer needs, each product is manufactured separately from all others. The common thread that runs through all Hi-Tek products is our dedication to the highest standards in quality food manufacturing. Hi-Tek is regularly audited by the American Institute of Baking (AIB) whose standards of quality are among the world's most rigorous and demanding.
Hi-Tek's laboratories, quality assurance measures, and steps that exceed even the most stringent manufacturing requirements such as detection for metal both during the manufacturing process and after bagging, are among the finest in the world, further assuring our customers that the Hi-Tek foods they purchase for their dogs and cats, regardless of the price point, are among the very best it is possible to purchase.
The Markets We Serve
Hi-Tek Rations has three main market categories served by the foods it manufactures. MORE
The Hi-Tek Rations Position on Ethoxyquin
Hi-Tek Rations does not use ethoxyquin in any application of its manufacturing. MORE
Ethoxyquin is a quinoline-based antioxidant used as a food preservative. It is commonly used as a preservative in pet foods to prevent the rancidification of fats. The U. S. Food and Drug Administration has found a verifiable connection between ethoxyquin and buildup of protoporphyrin IX in the liver, as well as elevations in liver-related enzymes in some animals. There are, to date, no known health consequences from these effects. In 1997, the Center for Veterinary Medicine asked pet food manufacturers to voluntarily limit ethoxyquin levels to 75 ppm until further evidence is reported.
Hi-Tek Rations does not use ethoxyquin in any application of its manufacturing or ingredient sourcing process and does not accept ingredient products that have been exposed to or treated with ethoxyquin. Hi-Tek Rations uses only mixed tocopherols as antioxidants to retard oxidation of fats and to preserve our finished products. Further, no BHT is used in our manufacturing or sourcing process due to the compound's linkage to child hyperactivity and to cancer.
An Important Notice On Recalls
No Hi-Tek products have been or are subject to recall. MORE
The recent recalls of pet food from some manufacturers in our industry are both unfortunate and unsettling. While we sympathize with those manufacturers undergoing recalls, we are proud to assert that no Hi-Tek products have been or are subject to recall. You can feed all Hi-Tek products with confidence and with the assurance that they are produced with the ultimate standards of food safety and product quality.
Important Steps In Introducing a New Food
Dogs are, by nature, creatures of habit. Changes, whether to lifestyle, living accommodation, the presence of other animals, or diet can have a significant effect on physical and psychological conditions. MORE
When introducing change into your dog’s life, we recommend that change be gradual and in stages. When transitioning from one dietary formula to another it is best to go slowly, introducing a small amount of the new diet mixed with the original food and increasing the amount over a week to ten days until the new food is the sole source of nutrition. This gradual change should reduce the chances of upset stomach, diarrhea or vomiting. Always keep plenty of clean, fresh water available at all times.