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Feed Safety Section Information

Manufacturers and distributors of commercial feed and feed ingredients intended to be used as animal feeds, including pet foods, are regulated by the state of Michigan.

The Michigan Department of Agriculture & Rural Development (MDARD) routinely inspects the manufacturers and distributors of commercial feeds and feed ingredients to make sure they are providing products that are safe and effective for their intended purposes. MDARD, through its Animal Feed Safety Section, reviews labels to prevent deceptive labeling practices and investigates reports of animal deaths or illnesses where feeds may be implicated.

For general information, Feed Labeling, and Tonnage questions, contact Feed-related questions or complaints may also be directed to the Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Pesticide and Plant Pest Management Division at 800-292-3939.

Feed Safety Section Staff Contact Information


Tim Lyons, Feed Safety and Fertilizer Section Manager
Phone: 517-719-1696

Feed Labels

Chris Schafer, Interim Animal Feed Program Specialist 
Phone: 517-719-8009

Regulatory Program Standards

Carrie Andrich, AFRPS Specialist
Phone: 989-239-7629

Licensing Applications

Lorelei Curry, Departmental Technician
Phone: 517-284-5751
Fax: 517-241-4640


Josh Grant, Departmental Technician
Phone: 517-614-1606