Stephen F. Sundlof, DVM, PhD

Dr. Stephen Sundlof was director of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine from 1994–2008 and director of the FDA Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition from 2008–2009. He is currently an expert consultant with EAS Consulting Group LLC (



Petfood safety: Fortify weak links in your supply chain

Supplement third-party audits with your own inspections and testing, and ensure foreign suppliers comply with new regulations
As the former director of both the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine and Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, I have seen my share of pet and human food outbreaks caused by defective supply chains. In 2007, the largest petfood recall in history resulted from a single ingredient—wheat gluten—that had been intentionally adulterated with melamine for economic gains.
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