The following link leads to Susan Thixton’s page where she has provided excerpts from the FDA’s preliminary report based on a week long inspection of the Diamond Pet Food plant in Gaston, NC following several recalls of well-respected pet food brands.
I’m disappointed and conflicted. I chose Taste of the Wild dry kibble to be our “kennel food” because it was a well-rounded, supposedly high quality food which I was happy to pay the extra for and which I could recommend to clients with a clear conscience…until now. Because in the end, quality ingredients (?), whole grains (or no grain), vegetables, fruit and complimentary supplementation mean nothing if the equipment in which it is produced is dirty, harboring bacteria, and held together by cardboard and duct tape.
Please rest assured that, using my canine nutrition knowledge, Bifrost Farms will be researching and choosing an appropriate replacement. And I can’t ever stress enough how important it is for pet parents to self-educate and do their own research. I am here to help and answer whatever questions I can, but in the end, it is up to you to provide for the health and well-being of your furry family member.
In the meantime, this is a blogtalkradio interview with Susan discussing the recalls and subsequent FDA report. She also talks about how she began her advocacy for pet food consumers over 20 years ago when her own dog died from the food she was feeding her.