Pet Food Regulations

35 lawsuits combine over Hill’s vitamin D dog food recall

A Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation consolidated 35 lawsuits against Hill’s Pet Nutrition into a single federal legal action.
The United States District Court in Kansas City, Kansas will hear the case, likely due to its proximity to Hill’s headquarters and production facilities.
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CBD ‘boom’ brings pet product regulatory issues to light

As more players enter the CBD game in pet products, established and new companies alike work to navigate nebulous legality and regulatory compliance.
Established and new pet food companies alike do their best to navigate nebulous legality and regulatory compliance issues, as more players enter the CBD pet products game.
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13 CBD pet product companies warned by FDA

On November 25, the FDA announced that it sent warning letters to the CBD product makers.
Thirteen companies making cannabidiol (CBD) products for pets were among the 15 warned by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that their sales of pet and human products containing CBD violated the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act).
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Tips to minimize damage during pet food recalls

Appearing open and cooperative during a recall matters to pet owners. Pet food company executives must avoid doing anything that looks like delaying or stonewalling.
During recalls, pet food and treat companies can minimize health risks to dogs, cats and other animals, along with damage done to brands’ reputations.
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Dog, cat food recalls low so far in 2019, but could rise

Stericycle Expert Solutions examined recall trends during the past quarter along with industry events to create the report “Stericycle Recall Index Q3 2019.”
Despite the relative lull post-FSMA, pet food safety consultants warn that conditions may be ripe for more recalls since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration may pay special attention to pet food, as it does with baby food.
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