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Pet Food Regulations

Find the latest federal, state and local regulation news and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Pet food regulations are set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which governs the production, distribution and sale of cat food, dog food and animal feeds as well as pet food labeling laws.

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Imported organic pet food ingredients may fail US rules

USDA auditors found that imported organic farm products, including organic pet food ingredients, may fail to meet US standards for organic agriculture.
The auditors stated that the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s National Organic Program needed to improve its procedures.
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AFIA guidance document helps with FSMA compliance

AFIA’s Safe Feed/Safe Food program has released an updated guidance document to help manufacturers meet FSMA requirements.
The American Feed Industry Association's Safe Feed/Safe Food program has released a guidance document to help pet and animal food manufacturers better understand FSMA requirements.
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Pet food conference to focus on FSMA compliance

The conference will address policy issues within the animal feed and pet food sectors.
Registration is now open for the 2017 NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, an annual collaboration between the National Grain and Feed Association and the Pet Food Institute.
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FDA pushes FSMA compliance inspections to fall 2018

AFIA has praised the FDA for granting extensions to larger businesses.
The FDA has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018.
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