Our manufacturing plants, at home or abroad, are a reflection of our company. Although Redbarn chicken jerky items are manufactured in a Chinese plant, it is visited and inspected annually by the owners of Redbarn. We go to a lot of effort to assure ourselves of the quality of the product coming from this plant. Our chicken jerky is processed in a plant in China that has been inspected and approved by the F.D.A. and Redbarn has invested in testing protocol that must be met prior to the shipping of any product. We demand accountability. Redbarn has a company policy of not buying any “offshore” ingredients or finished products thru third party brokers or trading companies. We buy only from the manufacturer thus enabling us to control the quality of the product produced. We perform strict quality control procedures. Redbarn personnel perform an H.A.C.C.P. (Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points*) inspection at all of our “offshore” suppliers. In addition to the supplier’s quality control procedures, each lot is now analyzed by the Chinese government laboratories and sampled by the FDA upon arrival in Los Angeles. As is the case with all incoming product, regardless of origin, it is tested internally by our Quality Control Department by performing a full microbiological inspection and samples are also submitted to an outside independent laboratory. We have been producing our chicken jerky items for over 3 years with no incidences of salmonella or melamine.