Know Your Source


World’s Finest Ingredients
Priority #1 to the folks here in Perham, Minnesota, is delivering the safest, most nutritious and flavorful pet foods possible. We’ve been cooking healthy pet foods in our small town since 1964 and monitor every step of the process—from the farm to the bowl. Good sourcing practices begin with the suppliers from whom we purchase. We search for quality vendors who are dedicated to providing healthy food ingredients. In addition, we give preferential treatment to those suppliers still owned and operated by their families. Our country is stronger when companies support their local family-owned businesses.
Tuffy's Plant photo
State-of-the-art manufacturing facility

A safe production environment can only happen when steps are taken to keep it sanitary. Raw materials are tested for foreign matter and pathogens before they’re allowed into our facility. In fact, even the air that touches the raw ingredients is segregated so it doesn’t touch finished goods. Our commitment to quality and safety is demonstrated through our regular BRC food safety audits where we have received an A rating or higher for the last 10 years in a row.

Great culinary teams like ours are obsessed with quality. A skilled kitchen orchestrates the same steps, at the same time, at the same temperature, day in and day out. But that consistency has to start with the people—that’s what sets us apart. We are family owned and community produced, and our employees are treated like family, which is why they stick around for generations! We’ve discovered that good people, dedicated to the same level of care and craft, are the secret to coaxing out the most flavor and nutrition from every morsel for your beloved family pet.

We also stand by our 5 day positive-release policy—shipping fresh product only after it passes our post production testing to make sure each bag we ship is safe. Yes, this final safety step is costly, but we’re proud of our peerless safety record.

NutriSource is the name on the silo that watches over our town and the name of the brand that fuels the well-being of our employees, our community, and the pets we consider family.

Tuffy's Plant Tower photo