The Honest Kitchen (Pet Food) is a line of holistic dehydrated, human-grade pet food. The companys foods are all-natural and made from whole food ingredients, without the use of chemicals, by-products or fillers. Dehydration gently removes the moisture from each ingredient through evaporation. This slow process is much gentler than cooking, canning or extruding and helps protect the nutrition that mother nature put in each ingredient. Founded by Lucy and Charlie Postins in 2002, the company was started in a San Diego beach cottage, and is now headquartered in the old Wonderbread Factory in San Diegos East Village. The Honest Kitchens food is produced in a human-grade facility that makes cereals and other foods for human consumption. This fact, along with the companys ingredients, which are sourced directly form the human food chain, resulted in the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) providing a formal statement of no objection to The Honest Kitchen, permitting the company to use the term “Human Grade” on its product labels. [not in citation given] In 2007, The Honest Kitchen prevailed in a lawsuit against Ohio Department of Agriculture based on its right to truthful, commercial free speech on its product labeling. The Department of Agriculture had denied the company a product registration in the state, claiming that the use of the term 'human grade' on labeling could prove confusing to residents of the state. A court ruled in the companys favor and Ohio was required to provide The Honest Kitchen with a feed license.