FDA Proposes New Food Safety Rules for Animals

Rule would require animal feed and food manufacturers to put in place procedures to eliminate potential hazards

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced today it is issuing a proposed rule that would require companies that make animal feed and pet food sold in the United States to identify potential hazards and put in place procedures to prevent and correct them, according to Reuters. The rule is one of seven key pillars of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), and gives the FDA greater power to intervene before an outbreak occurs. 

The proposed rule will be published on October 29 and there will be a 120-day comment period. Small and very small businesses will be given more time than bigger companies to comply according to the FDA. To read more, click HERE.