AIB International has updated four of its 11 Consolidated Standards for Inspection.
Regulatory developments, including the US Food and Drug Administration's Food Safety Modernization Act, and other industry best practices impacting the food industry created a need for the update. The new requirements of the first four Standards took effect January 1.
Updated Standards include:
AIB will continue to update the remaining Consolidated Standards through 2013, but these updates will not take effect until January 1, 2014, along with the elimination of the Dairy Standard.
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
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
Safe, nutritious, tasty petfood requires careful handling and processing of raw meat ingredients
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
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