Monday, November 4, 2013

FDA Publishes New Proposed Rule on Animal Food Safety Under FSMA

On October 29, 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published a proposed rule under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) in the Federal Register. The rule, titled “Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Preventive Controls for Food for Animals,” deals with the regulation of domestic and foreign facilities that are required to register under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. It requires them to establish current good manufacturing practices in the manufacturing, packing, and holding of animal food. The proposed rule also requires certain facilities to establish and implement hazard analysis and risk-based preventive controls for food and animals. These preventive controls include requirements for covered facilities to maintain a food safety plan, perform a hazard analysis, and institute preventive controls for the mitigation of those hazards.

For the full text of the proposed rule, please see the Federal Register.

Written by Sarah L. Doyle - Research Assistant
The Agricultural Law Resource and Reference Center
November 4, 2013

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