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.
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
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
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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