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December 2018
Dec212018
Animal Shelters, Homeless Pets Get Boost from MDARD Grants

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development (MDARD) is proud to announce the recipients of the 2018 Animal Welfare Fund grants. This year, MDARD will distribute $80,000 to 16 registered animal shelters throughout the state to support the spaying and neutering of shelter dogs and cats to help them be more adoptable. 

Dec182018
Highland Raw Pet Food Recalls Canine/Feline Poultry Mix and Lamb/Beef Mix Because of Salmonella Health Risk

Highland Raw Pet Food of Highland, MI is voluntarily recalling 50 lbs. of its individually packaged chubs of Canine/Feline Poultry Mix and 26 lbs. of its individually packaged chubs of Canine/ Feline Lamb/Beef Mix because these products have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  

Dec172018
Consumer Advisory: Some decorative products used on baked goods can be unsafe

The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, in cooperation with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, is advising consumers to be aware that some decorative glitters and dusts promoted for use on foods may, in fact, contain materials that should not be eaten.


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