I have met a couple reps from Merrick's (Canada) and they had all good things to say about the company.
1) Independently owned...as in not owned by a massive (corp.) soap company
2) Their ingredients are sourced from USA only...even the vit./min. mix and sweet potato...NO ingredients from China.
This as told to me by the reps. Cannot vouch for however...I am RAW feeder and biased against kibble.
Oddly, my dog tried to stick his head in an empty bag on garbage day...he has never done this....guess if I HAD to do kibble, it may be the choice.
Perhaps a different protein/formula (lol, I hate that "term"