HERE’S HOW WE GET OUR PRODUCTS RIGHT
A pet’s diet needs to be suited to the climate they live in. South Africa’s higher temperatures mean that our pets require less fat for energy so we’ve tailored each product range to our very specific conditions. Our distinctly South African formulations ensure that your pets get everything they need, in exactly the right amounts. We don’t add unnecessary extras or circumstantially superfluous ingredients that push your cost up – as can happen with imported products.
We choose only the highest quality raw materials. It may surprise you to know that the ingredients we use are classified fit for human consumption, an A-grade quality that would not be out of place in your pantry. It adds that level of home-crafted goodness that our food just wouldn’t be the same without. The way we see it, pets are family and should be fed that way.
We’re proud of our factory and always looking for ways to improve it – so we really know our stuff. We’ve filled our factory with an array of fantastic machinery – all carefully assessed, sourced and finally imported from pet food manufacturing leaders in Belgium, Holland & the U.S. It’s this investment in leading edge technology that enables us to produce food to a standard that can quite easily compete with international brands. Truly world class!
SAFETY & HYGIENE STANDARDS
From the journey of our raw materials to our premises, throughout the production process to finally stocking the shelves of the pet shops and co-ops that sell our products – as many as 35 quality checks are performed at various stages, every 15 minutes. This ensures that all Montego products are as safe as they can possibly be.
From hygiene to safety, these precautions and procedures are meticulously documented in accordance with HACCP (Hazard Analysis & Critical Control Points) regulations. The result is that each Montego product can be traced back as far as individual ingredients, and each ingredient right back to the farms on which they were grown.
Being based in Graaff-Reinet – the heart of the Karoo – contributes greatly to the affordability of our food and the efficiency of our distribution. There’s also no other place we’d rather call home. We’re proud to be one of the largest employers in Graaff-Reinet. This means that both our town and employees depend on us for their future prosperity as much as we depend on them. As such we’re active participants and investors in Graaff-Reinet and the lives of the people that live here – because that’s what family does for family.
This ‘family-first spirit’ filters into all aspects of our business. It’s the primary motivator behind our community and employee investment, it presides over the ethical way in which we conduct business with our extended family of retailers and co-ops, and it inspires the care we take in producing all of our pet foods for you – our customers and your beloved pets.