The US Food and Drug Administration issued its guidance to industry for preparation and submission of food additive petitions. The FDA Guidance for Industry document 221 is titled, Recommendations for Preparation and Submission of Animal Food Additive Petitions.
The document urges early and regular contact with FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, including pre-petition consultations and consultations to address issues related to target animal safety studies. It also recommends any Food Additive Petitions include a proposed regulation with information to ensure the additive's safety under all conditions of use.
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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