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.
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
Processors should carefully develop, validate and implement an effective kill step to support production of pathogen-free petfoods
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
What you need to keep your manufacturing line clean, safe and contaminant-free
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
There's a disconnect between consumers' confidence in petfoods and their knowledge of what makes the foods nutritious
Read more of Dr. Mukund Parthasarathy's insights on the changing petfood retail market and how it affects petfood manufacturers large and small
Now is the time for packagers, producers, marketers and manufacturers to capitalize on the traveling with pets trend
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