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on September 27, 2013

FDA guidance document on new regulations for color additives in petfood available

Guidance for Industry #223 aims to help small businesses comply with new rules on declaring color additives in animal feeds, petfoods

The US Food and Drug Administration made available a document to help small businesses comply with regulations on declaring color additives in food for animals.

The Guidance for Industry #223, Small Entity Compliance Guide - Declaring Color Additives in Animal Foods, provides background information plus answers to questions on the 2011 regulation, which requires all color additives subject to FDA's certification process be listed on product labels for petfood and animal feed. All manufacturers of petfood and animal feed must comply with the regulation by November 18.

FDA published a rule in the Federal Register (76 FR 29701) on November 17, 2011, which amended its regulations concerning the declaration of certified color additives on labels of petfoods and animal feed.

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