This webinar provides an introduction to FDA rules governing manufacturing, testing, labeling and marketing of pet food in the U.S. In addition to facility inspections and product recalls, the webinar summarizes and assesses FDA’s enforcement activity in the U.S. pet food market paying particular attention to enforcement trends and risks.
Why Should You Attend:
This webinar focuses on FDA rules governing product development and formulation, manufacturing, facility inspections and recalls. It will also cover the various rules governing the use of labeling and promotional claims such as “maintains urinary tract health,” “low magnesium,” “tartar control,” “hairball control,” and “improved digestibility.” In terms of labeling, the presenter will include a 2011 Year End Wrap-Up discussing enforcement action taken by the Agency over the past couple of years and during 2011 specifically highlighting particular enforcement trends and areas of potential risk. Considerable attention will also be devoted to a discussion of the recently enacted Food Safety Modernization Act (“FSMA”) and where FDA is in the process of implementing its requirements and publishing related guidance documents.
It also provides an overview of recent regulatory trends and potential enforcement risks in the market today. This includes an introduction to several safety issues impacting the industry that have come up over the last few years including problems with Chicken Jerky Treats and the widespread contamination of pet food with melamine.
Another major focus of the webinar is on the FDA’s regulation of food and food additives including the pre-marketing clearance requirement, the food additive petition process and the process for showing that an ingredient is Generally Recognized as Safe (“GRAS”). On a related note, the webinar provides an introduction to the function and responsibilities of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO).
The presenter gives a brief introduction to the regulation of veterinary dietary supplements / nutraceuticals, the use of health claims in marketing and promotion, the feeding of raw foods to their pets and past FDA enforcement action in the area.
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