Vegetables are hand-cut in small batches and prepped in trays approximately 3-5 pounds at a time. Fish, chicken, and duck ingredients are cooked, then hand sliced or shredded by teams of expert workers who hand-inspect ingredients for color, texture, and smell to ensure each component meets stringent specifications. Dark meat and white meat are hands separated as needed.
Multiple stages of production are all portioned in quantities of 5-20 pounds and portioned in stainless steel trays prior to blending into the cans. A typical production batch is as small as 7 pounds and as high as 150 pounds. This is very small compared to how most major pet food manufacturers prepare canned food in significantly larger quantities.