Five major US grain, animal feed, feed ingredient and petfood organizations commended the US Food and Drug Administration and the Association of American Feed Control Officials for extending the current Memorandum of Understanding between the two parties, entitled Memorandum of Understanding Between the US Food and Drug Administration and the Association of American Feed Control Officials.
"This 12-month extension is vital to the continued success of the AAFCO ingredient review process. The US animal feed and petfood industries need workable paths for getting new feed ingredients approved and into the marketplace. The extension of the current [Memorandum of Understanding] will ensure there is no gap in available review mechanisms for the industry in short order.
"The ingredient review process has worked for many decades and we look forward to another very successful year and hopefully many more to come,” according to the five associations.
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