Thanks for passing that info along. We don't use those foods, but maybe the next time around we might. These days none of our food sources, including our human food sources, seem entirely safe. Time to start a home garden, I guess.
Its a concern in raw diets and when feeding raw chicken you are supposed to have the freshest you can get, use stainless steel bowls and wash every thing really well. Also I believe that the Salmonella in the dog food is different then the one that comes from chicken. There are quite a few different strains of Salmonella.
I had never heard that dogs were susceptible to salmonella poisoning, either. But I don't think it is related to freshness... samonella are bacteria. Remember the tomato scare just this past June? It's a contamination issue (generally from human and animal feces). Even something fresh can be contaminated.
I think I'd like to see more research before trying it. The time involved is also a concern. I travel a lot and don't think my family wants to mess with it. I will start choosing only grain free foods though.
We feed Heath Wise which is the same manu as Evo, Innova, Cal Natural etc. Great food and the Health Wise is a fraction of the price. 30.00 for a 40lb bag. Grain free and my dogs love it. One of the only food's we have stuck with for many reasons.