The American Feed Industry Association is calling upon the FDA to consider streamlining or removing several federal regulations and recordkeeping requirements. The organization says the specific regulations are unclear, duplicative, antiquated or do nothing to enhance the safety of America’s animal food supply. AFIA submitted formal comments to the agency this week in response to its request for input from the industry on current human and animal food safety regulations and information collection requirements that could be improved or reduced.


Upon submitting the letter to the FDA, Richard Sellers, AFIA’s senior vice president of public policy and education, said the comments are an effort to “reduce the regulatory burden, both on the Center for Veterinary Medicine and regulated industry, while not compromising animal food safety.”AFIA’s letter outlines several requests for the FDA to consider, including the need for FDA inspectors to learn, and large feed mills to comply with, two sets of current good manufacturing practices, by aligning the Food Safety Modernization Act, with those of the medicated feed practices, which have been in place for 40 years.

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