TOP's Parrot Food Earns USDA Organic Certification
Recognizing that a growing number of pet owners are searching for healthy, wholesome food for their companions, TOP's Parrot Food has earned USDA Organic certification for its complete product lineup of pellets, seed mixes and treats.
The company, which just celebrated its 15th anniversary in 2018, recently completed its certification period after a thorough review by the Oregon Department of Agriculture. The result is a lineup of certified organic parrot food products that are made with all organic ingredients and managed with internal processes that meet the rigorous standards of the designation.
“Earning USDA Organic certification is a responsibility that we take very seriously and puts the TOP's brand in a higher-level category when it comes to offering truly healthy, natural food for parrots,” said Benjamin Ertischek, chief executive officer of the Beaverton, Ore.-based company. “Bird owners around the world can now be 100 percent confident that TOP's Parrot Food organic products offer the best ingredients for their companions. We are excited to be the only parrot food company that can proudly use the USDA Organic mark and that does not use any fillers, like peanuts, corn or soy, or artificial flavors or colors.”
TOP's Parrot Food is best known for its proprietary parrot pellets that are made with all natural ingredients, said company officials. A line of seed mixes for large and small birds, birdie bread mixes, and seed treats completes the company's product offerings.
According to the USDA, organic certification symbolizes to consumers that best practices and careful stewardship have been put into a company's products. The certified organic seal guarantees certain safeguards that are verified by a third party, such as using non GMO ingredients.
The company has began rolling out new product packaging featuring the USDA Organic seal and will be fully transitioned in early 2019.
The TOP's brand is offered nationwide in the U.S. and in 14 countries on four continents. The company has nearly doubled the number of relationships it has with pet retailers and distributors in 2018, according to Ertischek.