Quoting from their website:
(I believe this is the same company--please someone correct me if have gotten it wrong.) Note that they don't state they manufacture for Blue Buffalo or any other company.http://www.anibrands.com
AMERICAN NUTRITION AND ITS PRODUCTS ARE NOT INCLUDED IN THE RECENT NATIONWIDE
PET FOOD RECALL!
Products include AttaBoy, AttaCat, Basic Plus, Natural Harmony, Maintain Chunks, Vita Snacks, VitaBone
The most enthusiastic supporters of American Nutrition, Inc. (ANI), are thousands of well-fed dogs and cats. The Ogden, Utah based firm annually produces more than 290,000 tons of pet foods and snacks with 2001 sales exceeding 160 million dollars. ANI is one of the leading companies in this truly unique industry.
Jack Behnken, a Pennsylvania native who had worked for the Kellogg Company, founded the Ogden concern in 1972 as Animal Nutrition, Inc. Behnken acquired production equipment and formulas from the Kellogg Company and started a plant in the former Carnation Company building between Wall Avenue and the railroad tracks, just north of Twenty-ninth Street.
Mel Carey came from Michigan to join the new enterprise. At the time, he was the only non-Utahn among the firm's Ogden employees. He was the original plant manager, overseeing not only production and packaging, but supervising the quality-control laboratory that ensures cleanliness and proper formulation of the products.
Operations were expanded in 1977 when the Reeves Warehouse also known as the Western Auto Warehouse, directly east across Reeves Avenue from the original plant, was purchased.
The company name, Animal Nutrition, Inc., was changed in 1977 to American Nutrition, Inc. The stockholders felt this name better expressed the firm�s broadened markets.
The corporate headquarters for American Nutrition is in Ogden, where 50% of the company tonnage is produced. Southwest Pet (a Phoenix subsidiary) produces 20% and Northwest Pet (a Woodland, Washington subsidiary) produces 30%. Products include contract manufacturing of pet foods, private label pet foods, as well as the formulation, preparation, packaging, and shipping of American Nutrition�s own brands. ANI also produces premium, biodegradable cat litter.
ANI�s food for pets is sold under several brand names including �Atta Boy,� and includes various package sizes of dry and wet pet food, snacks, and large and small dog biscuits called �Vita-Bones.� They are shipped on plastic-wrapped pallets by rail or truck, in boxes, cans and bags.
Special formulas have been devised for different pet customers, and special preparations are made up by request for distributors who have their own specific requirements.
American Nutrition, Inc., has 250 employees, most of them in Ogden at ANI, Rocky Mountain Mountain Milling and Pacific Pet Products with others in Southwest Pet Products in Phoenix, Northwest Pet Products in Woodland, and in sales offices maintained in California and Washington.
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Mountain Time)
Toll free: (800)257-4530
American Nutrition Inc
PO Box 1405
Ogden, UT 84402