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Carmarthenshire pet food manufacturer on the hunt for dog food taster

Leading pet food company, Burns Pet Nutrition, is on the hunt for the ultimate dog lover to give its new varieties the seal of approval on behalf of the country’s pooches.

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The Kidwelly-based family firm, which sells its pet food all over the world, is looking to recruit a ‘dog food taster’** to try out new recipes and ensure that they are good enough for its four-legged customers.

The unique job will see the successful applicant paid to test out Burns’ latest dog food formulas and varieties before they hit the market, reviewing each dish based on the ingredients, texture and taste. As well as sampling the cuisine, the role will also see them responsible for suggesting improvements and new recipes.

Burns has launched the new position to ensure its recipes meet the brand’s high-quality standards and offer pets the very finest in doggy dining.


Made from only human-grade, freshly prepared ingredients including high-quality meat, grains, and vegetables, Burns’ meals are completely safe and fit for human consumption. Burns was also the first pet food manufacturer to use natural preservatives in its products as opposed to chemical preservatives.

The award-winning company believes that if its food is good enough for humans, it’s good enough for their pets too.

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Burns founder and Veterinary Surgeon John Burns said: “Burns focuses on high-quality, simple recipes which really work to manage health problems in pets. We use a handful of wholesome ingredients such as wholegrains, vegetables and protein to ensure that dogs get all the nutrients they need with absolutely no nasties.

Our wet food for example is created with a field-to-plate philosophy, including free-range eggs and vegetables produced at our very own Penlan Farm, as well as other locally sourced human-grade ingredients.

Taste is of course a factor, and that’s where this new employee will come in handy. After all, if our food is good enough for you to eat, then it is good enough for your prized pooch.”

**Applicants will have to be house trained and bring their own poo bags.