FDA Proposes Safety Rules For Animal Food

Law360, New York (October 25, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT) -- U.S. food safety regulators on Friday proposed the first-ever regulatory requirements in the country to prevent harmful bacteria and chemicals from sneaking into pet food and livestock feed, a move that follows years of public outcry over dog deaths from contaminated chicken jerky treats in 2007.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration proposed the new rules as part of the 2011 Food Safety Modernization Act, which revamped the regulatory system to emphasize the prevention of foodborne illness such as salmonella poisoning.

The proposed rules would impact...
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