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Blog: Certifications and Awards

07th April 2021 6 mins read

Paleo Ridge is the UK’s leading and most accredited producer of high-quality raw dog food. We pride ourselves on our high-quality and high welfare, species appropriate pet food.

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Below are just some of the awards and certifications we have received over the past couple of years:

ISO 9001

To achieve an ISO 9001 certification, companies need a Quality Management System (QMS) in place. This system is based on several quality management principles including a strong customer focus. The QMS advises best practice processes and a commitment to continual improvement. This certification helps ensure that Paleo Ridge customers get consistent, high-quality products and service. We are currently the only raw dog food company to hold this certification.

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PFMA

The Pet Food Manufacturers Association (PFMA) is the leading trade body for the UK pet food industry. They focus on providing pet owners and professionals with information on all types of pet food and good nutrition. As members of the PFMA, we are part of a network that advises and supports on regulatory and technical matters as well as being able to influence policy and legislation through joining PFMA committees.

PFMA Website

OF&G

OF&G certify more than half of the UK organic land and provide support, give information and licensing to the UK’s top organic food businesses. We are proud to offer several products with the OF&G label, which certifies that products have been produced from organic ingredients with an audit trail from farm to factory.

OF&G Website

The Good Shopping Guide: Ethical Company Award

This award is designed to support ethical companies’ reputation by showing that the company is endorsed by the Ethical Company Organisation (ECO). The teams at ECO conduct an in-depth research audit to verify ethical and corporate social responsibility across 3 key areas: Environment, Animals and People. Their Ethical Company Award is a clear, independent and trusted sign of Paleo Ridges’ ethical position and credentials. We are proud to have held this award since 2018.

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Federation of Small Businesses

The Federation of Small Businesses’ (FSB) mission is to help smaller businesses achieve their ambitions. Established 45 years ago, FSB is the UK’s largest grassroots business campaigning group, which ensures the voice of small businesses is heard at the highest level across the UK, as well as providing business services and products to our members.

FSB website

RFVS

The Raw Feeding Veterinary Society (RFVS) are a group of motivated vets and vet nurses with a common interest in raw feeding and species appropriate nutrition in dogs and cats. We are proud to work with them to make sure that we are giving our customers the best and most up to date advice when it comes to raw feeding.

Raw Feeding Veterinary Society Website

DEFRA Licenced

The Department for Environment Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) are a UK Government department responsible for safeguarding our natural environment, supporting our food and farming industry and sustaining a rural economy. They play a major role in people’s lives, from the food and drink we consume, to the air we breathe. Pet food companies must be compliant with relevant regulations to get a DEFRA license.

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Innovation and Excellence

The Innovation & Excellence Awards give recognition to businesses that are transforming their respective industries and the standard-bearers of excellence by continually setting industry trends as well as showing significant advances in terms of innovation and improvement. We are delighted to have been awarded the “Specialist Dog Food Manufacturer of the Year” in 2018.

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CSS Design Awards

The CSSDA is an international web design and development award platform that showcases designers, developers and agencies for work that pushes the boundaries of UI, UX and innovative development. We are elated to have won an award for our website in three categories: The Innovation award, The UI award and the UX Award.

CCS Design Awards Website

CSS Winner Awards

CSS Winner is a unique global platform awarding and showcasing the best websites and promoting innovative web developer and designers. Our website was nominated in March 2021 and achieved an impressive overall score of 7.3 as voted by a panel of independent judges.

CSS Winner Website

Awwwards

“Awwwards” is an ongoing award scheme that recognise the talent and skill of the best website developers and companies all over the world. Our website which was developed by ‘Mud’, was nominated in March 2021 receiving critical acclaim from judges all over the world.

Awwwards Website

Favourite Website Awards

The FWA’s mission is to showcase cutting edge creativity regardless of the medium or technology used. They have over 500 judges from all over the world. Our website was nominated on the grounds of exceptional performance on mobile, with many judges awarding extremely high marks.

FWA Website

We are always working hard to improve the already high standards that we have at Paleo Ridge and the awards and certifications that we have achieved so far are a reflection of this. Part of our promise to our customers is that we will continually strive to improve and offer the best possible products and service.

Further Reading

13th April 2021

One of the questions I frequently get asked by people with small dogs is "how do I cope with raw meat when only feeding a small portion?" Many people are concerned about leaving defrosted meat in the fridge for too long. I've successfully helped many owners by providing a variety of methods that mitigate this issue.

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