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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CBD pet products may face more FDA warnings, lawsuits

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is in the process of issuing a draft enforcement policy on cannabis-derived compounds, including cannabidiol (CBD). That draft is currently at the White House for review.
Depending on how that policy ends up, FDA could issue more warning letters to pet product companies using CBD in their formulations.
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Lawsuit over Champion Petfood wild-caught trout claims

Animal Equity claims Champion sources their rainbow trout from Idaho, where large-scale aquaculture farms produce much of that fish species.
Animal Equity, filed a lawsuit against Champion Petfood alleging false advertising of several brands of Acana pet food made with rainbow trout.
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US pet food exports to China look strong despite tension

After U.S. and Chinese envoys reached consensus, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service agents developed a protocol for exporting U.S. pet foods to China, which went into effect on June 15.
U.S. and Chinese envoys ability to work out a deal bodes well for future pet food trade between the two economic superpowers.
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US pet food exports to China may hit US$300 Mil

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Chinese and U.S. trade officials reached an agreement that allowed the writing of a USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service protocol.
As the provisions of the U.S.-China Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement come into effect, United States pet food exports to China may grow dramatically.
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