Leavitt Partners and Eurofins have collaborated on a paper for the industry, as a result of the Food and Drug Administration's shift to a proactive approach to food safety due to enactment of the Food Safety Modernization Act.
The paper covers:
The paper, US Food Safety Modernization Act: Food safety plan expectations and overview of preventative controls, may be downloaded online.
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
Smaller lobbying groups employed most often to fight for clients' interests
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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