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Cannabis, Canines and 
Castoff Produce: Outcast Foods leverages their plant-based technology to help companies decrease food waste

Cannabis, Canines and 
Castoff Produce: Outcast Foods leverages their plant-based technology to help companies decrease food waste

Cannabis, Canines and 
Castoff Produce: Outcast Foods leverages their plant-based technology to help companies decrease food waste

Shameless Pets, Earth Animal & Cannabiscuit to utilize Outcast Foods upcycled dehydrated fruit and vegetable ingredients for innovative, sustainable products.

Dartmouth, NS – When most people think of pet foods, the term sustainable typically doesn’t come to mind; in fact, feeding pets creates over 70 million tons of carbon dioxide a year. Three progressive pet food companies are trying to spearhead the transition to a more sustainable future in the space by partnering with Outcast Foods.

With a diverse mix of surplus input providers from farms, to food manufacturers and grocers, Outcast Foods uses a state-of-the-art process to extend the shelf life of produce to 3 years. This scalable solution ends the cycle of needless food waste and creates versatile ingredients for multiple applications.

For over 40 years, Earth Animal has been enhancing the quality of life for animals and the Earth, this is another step in that direction. CEO Stewart Shanley adds, “It takes commitment from the whole team to make changes to the supply chain, but in this case, it was a no brainer. Sustainability is at the core of our business, this is proof of our commitment.”

Shameless Pets Co-Founder Alex Waite commented further, “The more we upcycle, the more positive of an impact we make on the environment. Outcast Foods makes it easy for us to do our part.” The brand launched in 2018 has quickly emerged as a best seller with its soft baked biscuits, jerky bites and dental sticks.

“All of our ingredients are human-grade, as a pet owner it’s refreshing to see these companies doing what is right for the pets and the environment.” Dr. Darren Burke CEO of Outcast Foods explains. “Consumers are looking to reduce their carbon footprints to ease the burden on Mother Earth. We are the turnkey solution.”

Rounding out the food waste reduction partnership is Cannabiscuit. Cannabiscuit is a hemp-based ailment specific pet food company making soft chew biscuits launching soon. Founder Anthony Steenbergen asserts, “Quality is non-negotiable for us. That is the reason we are working with Outcast Foods. Their commitment to providing the highest quality, sustainable ingredients pairs perfectly with our values.”


Outcast Foods is a plant-based technology company that takes misfit, unsellable or cast-off produce and turns it into clean, sustainable, nutrient-dense food for wholesale, retail and consumer use. Our direct to consumer products are plant-based, gluten-free protein powders, vitamins and super greens that give our customers peas-of-mind that they are eating their way to a more sustainable future. More information can be found at


In 1979, Dr. Bob Goldstein and Susan Goldstein embraced the transition from conventional veterinary medicine to an integrative and holistic approach focusing on the whole animal. They began creating natural products without using toxic chemicals to treat their patients and family animals. Our award-winning products are compassionately sourced and produced with purpose in the USA. The Goldstein's focus has been to develop the highest quality products that help dogs and cats live a longer, healthier life.


Shameless Pets works with farmers and food processors to rescue safe and nutritious food turning it into pet treats. Shameless Pets also gives back by donating to local and national pet rescue organizations. Products are currently sold at Target stores across the US, and online at,, and


CannaBiscuit Canada Ltd. is preparing to provide a range of hemp-derived cannabinoid-infused biscuits for canines. Our product range will be recognized by the Canadian Veterinary Drugs Directorate as a veterinary health product and come with independent verification of CBD content and cannabinoid profile.

For further information, please contact: TJ Galiardi, Co-Founder & CMO


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