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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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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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DEStech publishes food production reference book

This second edition textbook and reference guide will include a chapter on pet food.
DEStech Publications Inc. has announced the publication of Methods for Developing New Food Products: An Instructional Guide, Expanded Second Edition, a textbook and professional reference guide.
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Judge rejects prescription pet food conspiracy claims

A US federal judge rejected claims by pet owners that pet food companies, retailers and veterinary clinics conspired to fix prescription pet food prices.
California, USA District Judge Maxine Chesney ruled that the plaintiffs did not sufficiently allege that the pet food companies and retailers conspired against consumers.
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Pet food industry adapts to FSMA uncertainties

Companies are meeting the challenges of complying with FSMA, but federal leadership may be lacking.
FSMA regulations have begun to take effect for many pet food companies, but industry representatives say federal regulatory uncertainties pose challenges.
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