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Sunshine® Mills, Inc., headquartered in Red Bay, Alabama, has been producing pet food since 1960, and has become one of the leading producers of high-quality pet food and treats in the United States. For over 11 years, Sunshine Mills has partnered with fred’s to bring quality pet food items to our customers.

About Sunshine Mills:
  • The company began as a producer of animal feed in 1949, and began extruding pet food in 1967.
  • HACCP principles, which are only required at human food plants, have been implemented at all of Sunshine Mills’ facilities.
  • Sunshine Mills has a quality team of 21 trained scientists specializing in food chemistry, food safety, current microbiology technology and official methodology.
  • All food is analyzed in state-of-the-art facilities by an on-site practitioner to:
    • Ensure food safety compliance and consistency
    • Provide proof of due diligence
    • Mandate continuous improvement in process quality and food safety
Testing and Quality Assurance Protocols:
  • Each facility has an on-site satellite laboratory with 24/7 support and state-of-the-art instrumentation, which allows food safety and quality systems to be verified and validated.
  • Sunshine Mills proactively identifies and manages risk to avoid stock recoveries and market withdrawals.
  • A required on-site practitioner ensures food safety and compliance and consistency.
  • Sunshine Mills provides proof of due diligence and mandates continuous improvement in process quality and food safety.
Certifications and Recognitions:
  • Active member of the industry’s largest trade organization – the Pet Food Institute (PFI) – and holds a Director’s seat
  • Member of the Private Label Manufacturers Association (PLMA)
  • Member of the American Pet Products Association (APPA)
  • Facilities meet the qualifications to maintain certification by the American Institute of Baking (AIB)

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