Food Safety

A COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY

At Diamond Pet Foods, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products. We adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We constantly monitor and test our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By implementing scientific and technological advancements, we have developed a comprehensive food safety system.

ON-SITE PRODUCT TESTING

We test and monitor every aspect of the manufacturing process: pre-production, production and post-production.

  • 1,340 Mycotoxin Tests/week
  • 1,600+ Microbiological Tests/week
  • 225 Oxidative Stability Tests on Fats & Oils/month
  • 7,500+ Ingredient Nutritional Tests/month
  • 56,000+ Finished Product Nutritional Tests/month
  • 18+ Hours of Employee Safety Training per Employee/year
  • 600+ Safety Assessments/year

MYCOTOXIN CONTROL

1,340 MYCOTOXIN TESTS/WEEK

No grain ingredients, which could be at risk for mycotoxins, are allowed to enter our facilities without having been thoroughly analyzed, using advanced testing methods and equipment. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi that can appear in grains. At Diamond, we perform 1,340 mycotoxin tests every week. An extra layer of protection is added by testing all finished products containing corn or rice on an hourly basis prior to release.

MICROBIAL TESTING

1,600 MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS/WEEK

We conduct over 1,600 microbiological tests every week, including finished product tests, in-process tests, environmental tests and sanitation-verification tests. All topical palatants and probiotics must have a Certificate of Analysis and prove to be Salmonella-negative before submission to Diamond Pet Foods. We also perform approximately 225 oxidative stability tests every month for all fats and oils used as topical ingredients.

WATER QUALITY

We utilize a water purification process to ensure the water we use is free from microorganisms and organic and inorganic chemicals. Using a process known as reverse osmosis, water is forced through a series of fine filters to remove any possible contaminants.

AIR QUALITY

All of our manufacturing facilities are segregated into zones to ensure separation of raw materials from finished products. Each production area is equipped with HEPA®-filtered and ozone air-treated handling units to ensure clean, treated air is utilized in each of the segregated zones.

TEST AND HOLD PROGRAM

56,000+ FINISHED PRODUCT NUTRITIONAL TESTS/MONTH

To ensure all of our pet foods meet or exceed nutritional standards, we conduct nutritional testing on both ingredients and finished product. Over 1,875 tests are conducted on ingredients every week, and over 14,000 tests per week are conducted on finished product. Our ingredient suppliers also employ a variety of methods to ensure nutritional standards prior to shipment.

Food Safety

A COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY

At Diamond Pet Foods, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products. We adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We constantly monitor and test our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By implementing scientific and technological advancements, we have developed a comprehensive food safety system.

ON-SITE PRODUCT TESTING

We test and monitor every aspect of the manufacturing process: pre-production, production and post-production.

  • 1,340 Mycotoxin Tests/week
  • 1,600+ Microbiological Tests/week
  • 225 Oxidative Stability Tests on Fats & Oils/month
  • 7,500+ Ingredient Nutritional Tests/month
  • 56,000+ Finished Product Nutritional Tests/month
  • 18+ Hours of Employee Safety Training per Employee/year
  • 600+ Safety Assessments/year

MYCOTOXIN CONTROL

1,340 MYCOTOXIN TESTS/WEEK

No grain ingredients, which could be at risk for mycotoxins, are allowed to enter our facilities without having been thoroughly analyzed, using advanced testing methods and equipment. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi that can appear in grains. At Diamond, we perform 1,340 mycotoxin tests every week. An extra layer of protection is added by testing all finished products containing corn or rice on an hourly basis prior to release.

MICROBIAL TESTING

1,600 MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS/WEEK

We conduct over 1,600 microbiological tests every week, including finished product tests, in-process tests, environmental tests and sanitation-verification tests. All topical palatants and probiotics must have a Certificate of Analysis and prove to be Salmonella-negative before submission to Diamond Pet Foods. We also perform approximately 225 oxidative stability tests every month for all fats and oils used as topical ingredients.

WATER QUALITY

We utilize a water purification process to ensure the water we use is free from microorganisms and organic and inorganic chemicals. Using a process known as reverse osmosis, water is forced through a series of fine filters to remove any possible contaminants.

AIR QUALITY

All of our manufacturing facilities are segregated into zones to ensure separation of raw materials from finished products. Each production area is equipped with HEPA®-filtered and ozone air-treated handling units to ensure clean, treated air is utilized in each of the segregated zones.

TEST AND HOLD PROGRAM

56,000+ FINISHED PRODUCT NUTRITIONAL TESTS/MONTH

To ensure all of our pet foods meet or exceed nutritional standards, we conduct nutritional testing on both ingredients and finished product. Over 1,875 tests are conducted on ingredients every week, and over 14,000 tests per week are conducted on finished product. Our ingredient suppliers also employ a variety of methods to ensure nutritional standards prior to shipment.

Food Safety

A COMMITMENT TO FOOD SAFETY

At Diamond Pet Foods, nothing is more important to us than the safety of our products. We adhere to stringent and scientifically advanced food safety protocols. We constantly monitor and test our raw materials, production environment, processes and finished products. By implementing scientific and technological advancements, we have developed a comprehensive food safety system.

ON-SITE PRODUCT TESTING

We test and monitor every aspect of the manufacturing process: pre-production, production and post-production.

  • 1,340 Mycotoxin Tests/week
  • 1,600+ Microbiological Tests/week
  • 225 Oxidative Stability Tests on Fats & Oils/month
  • 7,500+ Ingredient Nutritional Tests/month
  • 56,000+ Finished Product Nutritional Tests/month
  • 18+ Hours of Employee Safety Training per Employee/year
  • 600+ Safety Assessments/year

MYCOTOXIN CONTROL

1,340 MYCOTOXIN TESTS/WEEK

No grain ingredients, which could be at risk for mycotoxins, are allowed to enter our facilities without having been thoroughly analyzed, using advanced testing methods and equipment. Mycotoxins are toxic chemicals produced by fungi that can appear in grains. At Diamond, we perform 1,340 mycotoxin tests every week. An extra layer of protection is added by testing all finished products containing corn or rice on an hourly basis prior to release.

MICROBIAL TESTING

1,600 MICROBIOLOGICAL TESTS/WEEK

We conduct over 1,600 microbiological tests every week, including finished product tests, in-process tests, environmental tests and sanitation-verification tests. All topical palatants and probiotics must have a Certificate of Analysis and prove to be Salmonella-negative before submission to Diamond Pet Foods. We also perform approximately 225 oxidative stability tests every month for all fats and oils used as topical ingredients.

WATER QUALITY

We utilize a water purification process to ensure the water we use is free from microorganisms and organic and inorganic chemicals. Using a process known as reverse osmosis, water is forced through a series of fine filters to remove any possible contaminants.

AIR QUALITY

All of our manufacturing facilities are segregated into zones to ensure separation of raw materials from finished products. Each production area is equipped with HEPA®-filtered and ozone air-treated handling units to ensure clean, treated air is utilized in each of the segregated zones.

TEST AND HOLD PROGRAM

56,000+ FINISHED PRODUCT NUTRITIONAL TESTS/MONTH

To ensure all of our pet foods meet or exceed nutritional standards, we conduct nutritional testing on both ingredients and finished product. Over 1,875 tests are conducted on ingredients every week, and over 14,000 tests per week are conducted on finished product. Our ingredient suppliers also employ a variety of methods to ensure nutritional standards prior to shipment.