The US Food and Drug Administration has made its third annual Reportable Food Registry Report available.
The Reportable Food Registry Report summarizes the Registry’s third year of operation, from September 8, 2011, to September 7, 2012). It found that the Registry tracked 224 primary reports – initial reports about a food safety concern; 609 subsequent reports from suppliers or recipients of a food for which a primary report was submitted, and 262 amended reports to correct or add information to reports already submitted.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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
Smaller lobbying groups employed most often to fight for clients' interests
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
While petfood shoppers continue to show strong brand loyalty, pet products have not been immune to the store brand swing
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