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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FDA to brief animal food industry on COVID-19

FDA will provide an overview of current activities, respond to identified stakeholder concerns, and highlight FDA resources in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
FDA will host a stakeholder call with the pet food and other animal feed industries on Tuesday, March 31 at 3:00 p.m. EDT.
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Feds deem pet food industry vital during COVID-19 pandemic

With that, the federal agency deemed dog, cat and other pet food and packaging facility workers as necessary for “ensuring continuity of functions critical to public health and safety.”
United States Department of Homeland Security officials defined some pet food industry professionals as “Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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CBD dog treats blamed for pets’ death, illness

Currently, few studies have examined the effects of varying dosages of CBD on dogs and cats.
A woman in Augusta, Georgia, USA, believes that dog treats containing cannabidiol (CBD) caused the death of one of her Chihuahuas and sickened the other.
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South Korea considers new pro-animal regulations

Despite being known for dog meat farms, Korea now has growing pet ownership and pet food consumption.
New laws in South Korea promise to contribute to growing pet ownership and pet food consumption in the country, despite its reputation for dog meat farms.
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Lawsuit over Blue Buffalo dog food carbs versus wolf diet

In legal documents, Shannon Walton’s lawyers claimed her seven-year-old Labrador-Beagle mix, Tucker, “gained significant weight and now requires medical attention for canine obesity.”
A dog owner filed a class action lawsuit claiming that consumption of Blue Buffalo dog food caused her pet’s obesity.
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Japan pet industry prepares for new regulations

One new ordinance will limit sales of pets online; meanwhile, pet food sales saw modest growth.
New government regulations for the Japanese pet industry include one limiting sales of pets online, but that doesn’t seem to affect pet food sales growth.
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