FDA accreditation rule has little impact on animal feed

FDA accreditation rule has little impact on animal feed

Sergei Gapon | FAO

New FDA accreditation rule would rarely apply to animal feed handlers or processors

Under the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) proposed accreditation rule, published in the Federal Register on November 4, food producers would have to send samples of items suspected of a food safety problem to an accredited laboratory for testing, and the laboratory would be required to submit test results directly to the FDA. Certain products such as shell eggs, sprouts and even bottled water get called out specifically in the rule, but animal feed producers will rarely encounter circumstances where compliance with this particular addendum is necessary.