FDA issues draft guidance on on-farm animal feed safety

FDA issues draft guidance to help animal producers ensure safety of animal feed that is used on-farm.

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration issued March 19 a draft guidance to help animal producers ensure the safety of animal feed that is used on-farm.

FDA said the draft guidance outlines steps animal producers can take to identify and prevent feed contaminants that are sometimes present in the farm production environment and could jeopardize the health of farm animals and the safety of human food derived from the animals.

FDA is accepting public comments on this draft guidance beginning on March 20. To submit comments electronically to the docket, go to www.regulations.gov and type FDA-2014-D-1180 in the search box. Please note that the docket will not be open to accept comments until March 20. The comment period will close 75 days after it publishes in the Federal Register.

To submit your comments to the docket by mail, use the following address. Be sure to include docket number FDA-2014-D-1180 on each page of the written comments.

The Division of Dockets Management


Food & Drug Administration

5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061

Rockville, MD 20852

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