FDA Passes Rule On Cattle Use In Animal Feed

Law360, New York (April 24, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday added new safety regulations barring certain cattle-derived materials from being used in all animal feed, including pet food, in order to better protect against mad cow disease.

Removal of high-risk cattle materials will further protect against inadvertent transmission of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, which could occur through cross-contamination of cattle feed with noncattle feed.

“This FDA action serves to further protect the U.S. cattle population from the already low risk of BSE,” said Dr. Bernadette Dunham, Director of FDA’s...
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