CJ Foods manufactures more than 300 complete animal diets for nearly 30 different pet food companies throughout the United States. The company has been producing a variety of extruded animal foods since its founding in 1985. Founders Chuck and Joyce Kuenzi began the business in Pawnee City, Neb., and focused on manufacturing half-products ingredients used in creating finished products. In 1988, Chuck and Joyce's son John Kuenzi took over the business and two years later led the company in the switch from human to pet food. The company s packages its products in stand-up pouches with re-closable zippers.