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David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN

David A. Dzanis, DVM, PhD, DACVN

Dr. Dzanis is CEO of Regulatory Discretion Inc. and a writer and consultant on nutrition, labeling and regulation. He is also the author of Petfood Industry magazine's monthly column, "Pet Food Insights."

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Are you ready for FSMA?

The final rule has been published—is your company prepared for the changes?
The final rule from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for implementation of preventive controls for animal feed (including pet food) under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) was published in the Federal Register in September 2015.
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Does your pet product label comply with the new AAFCO calorie statement regulations?

The grace period has ended for amendments enacted in 2013, and now is the time to ensure compliance.
In January 2013, the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) enacted amendments to Model Regulation PF9 regarding calorie content statements on dog and cat food labels. While AAFCO recommended a grace period for state enforcement, as of June 2015 that period has ended for any newly marketed products. In either case, though, it is prudent to take steps now to ensure labels conform to the new labeling requirements.
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