Melanie Fairchild-Dzanis, JD

Melanie Fairchild-Dzanis, JD, is president of Regulatory Discretion Inc. (http://regulatorydiscretion.com) and previously had regulatory responsibility for special nutritional products at Nestle USA.

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Controversy threatens GRAS process for petfood ingredients

In the debate over whether AAFCO will accept ‘no questions’ from FDA to allow new ingredients, our industry can learn from human foods
A single thread of controversy entangled nearly every committee discussion during the annual Association of American Feed Control Officials meeting in August 2011. That thread was the impending change in the way the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine will oversee the safety of ingredients in petfoods and other animal feeds from now on—and how that change could severely inhibit the industry’s ability to demonstrate the acceptability of its ingredients to state regulators.
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