Luz, Freeze-Dry Packaging Operator. NorthStar® Kitchens


Champion is dedicated to creating foods you can trust. Find out what goes into making our award-winning ORIJEN and ACANA pet foods.


Trust is earned by an unwavering commitment to values. It’s what Pet Lovers expect from us and what we expect from our ingredient suppliers. That’s why we partner with devoted farmers, ranchers and fishermen whose values and enthusiasm match our own.


Our award-winning kitchens — NorthStar® Kitchens in Alberta, Canada named for the guiding light in the night sky, and our DogStar® Kitchens in Kentucky, named after the Greater Dog constellation  both serve as beacons for leadership, innovation and trust.


Our renowned Research and Innovation Centre was designed to advance our mission of making Biologically Appropriate dog and cat foods and to set a new standard of nutritional excellence and validation.

Transparency Council

The Transparency Council at Champion is committed to conducting business in an open, transparent, and accountable manner. Making every effort to provide the public with as much information as possible, the council encourages public access and feedback to ensure that decision-making is responsive to the needs of Pet Lovers and the public in general. We believe that transparency enhances public trust and we are committed to our vision to be Trusted by Pet Lovers Everywhere. Read below to meet the members of Champion’s Transparency Council.
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