On Febrary 23, a 90-minute webinar training event will provide an introduction to the US Food and Drug Administration's rules governing petfood product development; formulation, manufacturing and labeling; and marketing and promotion.
The webinar will by instructed by Karl Nobert, a food and drug regulatory attorney with Squire Sanders law firm in Washington, D.C., USA.
Specific topics covered include FDA's regulation of petfood products; various components of a petfood label; the process for introducing a new ingredient or feed additive to the market; differences between the Pre-Market Clearance Process, the Food Additive Petition Process and the process for having an ingredient deemed Generally Recognized As Safe; update on the status of the Proposed GRAS Self-Affirmation Notification Program; a summary of FDA's recent enforcement activity, and recent trends and areas of particular enforcement risks; FDA's regulation of those veterinary products marketed and sold as dietary supplement and nutraceutical in the US; and a brief introduction to the animal drug approval process.
More information on registering for this upcoming webinar is available online.
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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