Pet Food News
on August 2, 2010

FDA publishesd Compliance Policy Guide draft

Seeks comment on compliance policies regarding Salmonella in petfood

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published a draft of its Compliance Policy Guide (CPG) on Salmonella in the Federal Register.

CPG provides directions to FDA staff, defining enforcement and compliance policies regarding Salmonella contamination in petfood and animal feed. In the guide, FDA deemed Salmonella in petfood to be "adulterated," because it is handled in the home and can be pathogenic to those handling it. For feed, only those feeds containing pathogenic Salmonellae for animals are considered adulterants.

FDA offers a 90-day comment period on this CPG draft, which is being distributed only for comment purposes.

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