The US Food and Drug Administration will host a public meeting on the recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act, allowing those interested to discuss implementing preventative controls in petfood facilities.
The meeting, "FDA Food Safety Modernization Act: Focus on Preventative Controls for Factilites," will give FDA the chance to discuss information on preventative controls used by facilities to identify and address hazards associated with specific types of food and specific processes. The public will have an opportunity to provide information and share views for the development of guidance and regulations on preventive controls for food facilities that manufacture, process, pack or hold human food or animal food, including petfood. FDA speakers include: Michael Taylor, deputy commissioner for foods; Murray Lumpkin, deputy commissioner for international programs; and Donald Kraemer and Daniel McChesney, chairs of the implementation team for preventive standards.
FDA's meeting will be held on April 20, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., in the Great Room at White Oaks Campus in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. The public should register to present remarks during the Open Public Comment session.
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
The new US food safety legislation will also affect regulation of petfood
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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