LANSING- On April 2, a sample collected as part of routine retail animal feed surveillance by the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development’s Pesticide and Plant Pest Management division found Salmonella Infantis in a sample collected from an intact package of Diamond Naturals Lamb and Rice Formula for Adult Dogs. The manufacturer voluntarily recalled this product on April 6. The recall has expanded and now includes 14 pet food brands manufactured from Dec. 9, 2011 – April 7, 2012.
“Safe animal feed is a vital component of the food chain and has a direct impact on food safety. This is an important case study on how animal feed safety and human health are connected,” said MDARD Director Keith Creagh.
For more information about the Diamond Pet Food recall and additional brands visit fda.gov, and for updates on the human cases of Salmonella Infantis, visit cdc.gov. If you believe your animal feed is not safe or providing your animal with the promised nutrition, you can file a complaint at www.michigan.gov/MDARD.