Animal Nutrition from Mouse to Elephant!
Not only many hobbyists but also professional users like zoos and breeders achieve the best results with Kasper Faunafood.
Starting point always is what the animal eats in its natural habitat. When composing food this is taken into account, as well as the nutritional needs of the animals during various stages of development. That is why we are developing our own premixtures to be able to meet the requirements of vitamins, minerals and trace elements. Besides the raw materials are carefully selected and examined to make sure that the nutritional value and percentages are meeting the standards so that only first quality is used.
Arie Blok Pet Food is GMP+ certified (GMP + HACCP, certified for trading and producing animal food). The strict standards for quality and procedures are tested in our own certified laboratory. Animals fed with Kasper Faunafood are performing just that bit better and keep more healthy. Our quality food guarantees high performance.
Kasper Faunafood products free of GMO raw materials
As of 1 December 2020, the feeds in the assortment of Kasper Faunafood which are produced in the factory of Arie Blok are free of genetically modified raw materials, these products are provided with the GMO free Controlled logo. The other products are also made exclusively from GMO-free ingredients, these products carry the GMO-free formulated logo.
This situation already applied to a large number of feeds, but now a final important step has been taken with the complete switch to using only non-GMO raw materials.
What is GMO?
GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organism. In genetic modification, the DNA of an organism is altered by humans. In the case of vegetable crops such as corn and soya beans, this is done to make them more resistant to certain diseases or crop protection products. Genetic modification is subject to strict requirements and is laid down in European legislation to ensure safe use.
GMO-free / NON-GMO raw materials / GMO-controlled
Despite the fact that genetically modified crops have been cultivated for many years and are permitted and used in animal feed, for many people it remains a situation that they would rather not choose. Many hobby farmers are close to nature and want to treat it with respect. Not interfering too much with biodiversity and giving the animals as much opportunity as possible to express their natural behaviour. Feed without genetically modified raw materials fits in perfectly with this philosophy.
Claiming that a product is 100% GMO-free is not allowed. This is not always feasible in practice because in the process of collecting raw materials (e.g. corn), intermediate storage, transport, processing, etc. there is always the possibility of cross-contamination. This means that a residue, however small, may remain in the form of corn containing GMOs, for example. Legislation has provided for this and that is why we speak of non-GMO raw materials. This term applies to batches of raw materials that consist of at least 99.1% pure non-GMO product.
Kasper Faunafood GMO-Controlled
Most of the feeds in Kasper Faunafood's range are produced in Arie Blok's factory in Woerden. Strict requirements for the purchase of raw materials, careful production and close inspection of the feeds ensure that the feeds are indeed always as GMO-free as possible. This working method is laid down in an additional GMP+ quality system and is called GMO-Controlled.
These feeds are therefore certified as being GMO-free. The feeds that are produced elsewhere are also made exclusively from GMO-free ingredients. This is then called GMO-free formulated.