Improving the safety of pet food
Several organizations are working on preventive measures for manufacturers to increase the safety of pet food.
Federal Regulations on Food Safety Issues
This page lists federal regulations AVMA is working on in the area of food safety.
FDA launches online Safety Reporting Portal for foods and animal drugs
The Food and Drug Administration has developed the new Safety Reporting Portal at www.safetyreporting.hhs.gov to allow online
Imported Seafood Safety Standards Act
This legislation amends the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to ensure the safety of imported seafood.
Pet Food/Animal Feed
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2007-N-0442] Opportunity of Public Input on Standards for Pet Food and Other Animal Feeds; Notice of Meeting …
Pentobarbital in food sickens dogs, food maker wants more regulations
Five dogs became sick and one died after eating dog food later found to contain meat from a cow that had been euthanized with pentobarbital.
Some insight into pet food recalls
Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a diagnostic toxicologist, isn't sure how it happened, but she has been at the center of several pet food recalls in the past few…
Recalls of pet food rise on the radar
Recalls of pet food are not increasing, but awareness of them might be. The primary cause of these recalls is Salmonella contamination,
Companies to pay $7M for pet food fraud
Two companies will pay $7 million after admitting that they omitted poultry meal from pet foods or replaced it with feather and bone meals.
FDA warns of multiple contaminated pet foods
Pet foods sold by multiple companies have been contaminated with bacteria and thyroid hormones, leading to recalls in March.
Food transport to meet new sanitation standards
Over the next two years, those transporting food for humans or animals by road or rail will need to start meeting tighter
Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about AVMA policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets.
In March, Hill's expands canned dog food recall
Hill's Pet Nutrition has expanded the scope of its recall of a variety of canned dog foods
Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Approval and Labeling of Food Made from AquAdvantage Salmon
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-N0385] Food Labeling: Labeling of Food Made From AquAdvantage Salmon; Public Hearing and Request for Comments …
Salmonella contamination in dog food linked to outbreak in humans
Governmental officials have linked an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infection in humans with dry dog food from a Diamond Pet Foods
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
FSMA Proposed Rule to Establish Current Good Manufacturing Practices for Food for Animals
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventative Controls for Food for…
Some dry dog foods may have harmful excess vitamin D
At least six dogs have been sickened with vitamin D toxicosis, although Food and Drug Administration officials have received no reports of deaths,
USDA recruiting for slaughter inspection
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted flyers everywhere at AVMA Convention 2017, this past July in Indianapolis,…
Update: FDA says Hill’s failed to follow own procedures
Dog food recall in 2019 caused by high levels of vitamin D in premix
COVID-19 impact on veterinary practices
Veterinary practices have pivoted quickly under COVID-19 to ensure patients continue receiving essential veterinary care while enacting new safety…
The AVMA supports the monitoring of vaccine safety and efficacy via a publicly available central reporting system. The system should collect reports…
Veterinary leaders change at FDA
Two Food and Drug Administration executives overseeing veterinary medicine are leaving the agency.
AVMA urges pet evacuation kits for those in path of storms, wildfires
Hundreds of wildfires are burning in California, forcing more than 100,000 people to evacuate and affecting air quality as far away as Nebraska.