Award-winning foods. Award-winning kitchens.

As the most awarded pet food company on the planet, we dedicate our accolades to Pet Lovers worldwide who insist on perfection and push us to improve. Our Biologically Appropriate mission and passion for food has always inspired us to meet the highest expectations – our awards show that our hard work hasn’t gone unnoticed.

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American Choice Awards National Best Brand

American Choice Awards

America’s Largest Consumer Vote announced Champion Petfoods’ ACANA foods as the winner of this 100% consumer-voted award, open to more than 1,500 brands.

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2017 Global Markets Programme Award

Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

Our DogStar® Kitchens won the inaugural 2017 Global Markets Programme Award, one of the highest food safety achievements in the world among both human and animal food industries.

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2016 Excellence in Teaming

Design-Build Institute of America (DBIA)

The first pet food facility to receive this prestigious award, DogStar® Kitchens won for the collaborative environment that built its state-of-the-art kitchens.

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2014-16 Alberta Export Awards

Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters

Named Exporter of the Year with the Consumer Products award, recognizing an Alberta company that exports for direct-to-consumer or retail markets.

  • 2016 Alberta Exporter of the Year
  • 2015 Consumer Products
  • 2014 Agricultural and Consumer Products

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Canada’s Top 100 Small & Medium Employers of 2016 and 2017

Canada's Top 100 Employers

Recognizing the small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that offer the nation’s best workplaces and forward-thinking human resources policies.

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Alberta's Top 70 Employers

Canada's Top 100 Employers

This designation recognizes the Alberta employers leading their industries by offering exceptional places to work.

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2016 Marketing Award of Distinction

Alberta Chambers of Commerce

Presented to the organization that develops and implements successful marketing strategies with a significant impact on their organization.

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2015 Premier’s Award of Distinction

Alberta Chambers of Commerce

Recognizing outstanding achievement and leadership, and an ongoing involvement in community events and organizations locally and/or provincially.

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Outstanding Excellence in Canine Pet Food 2009-12, 2015-16

Glycemic Research Institute

ORIJEN surpassed hundreds of other dog foods in an in-depth analysis of the product’s suitability, based on ingredients, anti-aging factors and more.

  • 2015-16 – Outstanding Excellence in Canine Pet Food
  • 2009-12 – Pet Food of the Year

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Petfood & Animal Nutrition 2.0 Innovation Awards

Natural Products INSIDER

The Petfood & Animal Nutrition Innovation Award celebrates innovative and disruptive thinking across the pet nutrition market.

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Top 10 Dog Food Brands (1st place)

Reviews.com

For excellence of ingredients, ingredient sources, guaranteed analysis, customer satisfaction and more. ORIJEN won 1st place, ACANA won 2nd place.

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Leadership Awards – Food Innovation

Food In Canada

Food in Canada magazine awarded Champion Petfoods the 2014 Food Innovation award – their first ever award to a pet food maker.

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Top Dog Awards

Spot Magazine

Top Dog Award for Best Food from 2011 to 2017, based on popular vote. Hundreds of pet-friendly products are judged by Pet Lovers across 38 categories.

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Pet Food of the Decade: 2000-2009

Rate It All

ORIJEN was named Pet Food of the Decade by Rate It All, America’s largest consumer review web site.

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Highest 5 & 6 Star Rankings

Dog Food Analysis

Of the 1,500 dog foods reviewed by Dog Food Analysis, an independent reviewer of commercial dog foods, ORIJEN has received the highest 5 & 6-star rankings.

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The Whole Dog Journal Approved

Whole Dog Journal

ORIJEN is approved by the Whole Dog Journal – an American publication respected for its unbiased reviews.

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Harvest Gala

Government of Alberta

This award for economic development was presented by the Government of Alberta in recognition of our innovative pet foods from fresh local ingredients.

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Alberta Premiers Award of Excellence

Government of Alberta

Awarded by Alberta’s Premier in 2007 for creating progressive and sustained change in the pet food industry.