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Pet Food News
on August 3, 2010

FDA seeks comment on system to track petfood-related illnesses

The Food and Drug Administration is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement a new web-based system to track pet illnesses associated with petfood

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is seeking public comment on a proposal to implement a new web-based system to track pet illnesses associated with petfood.

The proposed Pet Event Tracking Network (PETNet) would be a secure, Internet-based network of FDA officials, as well as other federal and state agencies that have authority over petfood. Network members would be able to receive and create alerts about petfood incidents, including information such as species involved, clinical signs, number of animals exposed, manufacturer name and type of petfood involved. It would also include a system for reporting disease outbreaks, supported by diagnostic laboratory facilities.

Comments can be submitted online or by mail to the Division of Dockets Management 9HFA-305, Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1060, Rockville, Maryland USA 20852. All comments should be identified with the docket number 2010–N–0368 and the deadline to comment is Monday, September 27.
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