FDA Releases Preventive
Controls for Food for Animals Proposed Rule
By Laurie Greene, Associate Editor
TODAY, October 25, 2013, FDA released the Preventive Controls for Food for Animals Proposed Rule,
required under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). Under the new
proposed rule, facilities that manufacture, process, pack, or hold food for
animals would be required to adhere to current good manufacturing practices and
implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls.
animal food Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) regulations areas
personnel practices and training;
operations, maintenance, and sanitation;
and utensil design, use, and maintenance
and controls; and
improved animal food safety system as stipulated in the Proposed Rule can reduce
the human and animal health burden by reducing the risks of serious illness and
death to animals, adverse health effects to humans handling contaminated animal
food, recalls, and losses of contaminated animal food ingredients and products.
The proposed rule will be published in the Federal Register
on October 29. 2013, and comments are due 120 days later.
outreach will involve the dissemination of information to the public and
industry through meetings, hearings, and workshops.
FDA will hold three
public meetings to explain the proposal and provide
additional opportunities for input on the Preventive Controls for Food for Animals Proposed
21, 2013 in College Park, MD.
25, 2013 in Chicago, IL
in Sacramento, CA.
Visit the meeting page to view the agenda and additional
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