Pet Food Regulations

Find the latest federal, state and local regulation news and analysis from the editors of Petfood Industry magazine. Pet food regulations are set by the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO), which governs the production, distribution and sale of cat food, dog food and animal feeds as well as pet food labeling laws. Register for free to access premium content.

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Aging pet food facilities challenge biosecurity

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions.

Keeping employee safety and health in mind can help keep a pet food facility running without interruptions. As the pandemic continues, biosecurity and food safety remain foremost concerns among pet food and other animal feed production facility staff.


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BSF protein an ‘easy swap’ for other proteins in dog food

Enterra palatability, digestibility and maintenance trials show black soldier fly-based diet performed well and provided all of the necessary nutrients to maintain dog health
With alternative proteins increasing in popularity in human foods, they are also gaining interest from consumers of pet food, and black soldier fly (BSF)-based ingredients are among the most popular.
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Key aspects of FSMA for pet food facilities

Know what should be included in your company’s recall plan, as well as other requirements of the Food Safety Modernization Act
The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) established a lot of rules and regulations for pet food manufacturers, but some requirements remain vague.
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No new Midwestern Pet Foods recall despite headlines

Part of the confusion may have resulted from the wording of the FDA press release about the warning letter.
News media outlets reported on FDA’s warning letter to Midwestern Pet Foods. However, much of the coverage framed the warning letter as related to a concurrent recall.
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FDA warns Midwestern Pet Foods over aflatoxin, Salmonella

As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
As of August 9, the FDA is aware of more than 130 pet deaths and more than 220 pet illnesses that may be linked to eating brands of pet food manufactured by Midwestern Pet Foods.
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