The US Food and Drug Administration released the Foreign Supplier Verification Program and Third-Party Certification proposed rules, as required under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
These new proposed rules include:
Proposed Rule on Food Supplier Verification Programs for Importers of Food for Humans and AnimalsProposed Rule on Accreditation of Third-Party Auditors/Certification Bodies to Conduct Food Safety Audits and to Issue Certifications
The rules can be viewed on FDA's website and also in the Federal Register on July 29. Information on the written rules, as well as pertinent additional information like notices, fact sheets and Q-and-A can be found. Both rules have a 120-day comment period.
Public meetings invited comments and provided updates
The mid-year meeting addressed several regulatory matters affecting petfoods
Committees discussed key proposals such as a possible shift in the oversight of animal feeds
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
The intent was to educate regulators and industry about the Model Pet Food Regulations
It gives more direct control to CVM in establishing and maintaining ingredient definitions
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