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Animal Feed Regulations – CVM Visit to China MOA

In November 2012, China’s Ministry of Agriculture invited a team from CVM to participate in a workshop on animal feed safety. The CVM team provided a description of FDA’s process for ensuring the safety of animal feed ingredients, a description of FDA’s feed safety inspection and regulation processes, and an overview of the U.S. regulatory system for food and feed safety.

The workshop also included presentations by representatives of the European Union, including DG SANCO and the European Food Safety Authority, as well as presentations by China feed safety authorities.

During the trip, the CVM team also met with officials of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection, and Quarantine (AQSIQ) to discuss a variety of issues to discuss provisions of a regulation put forth by AQSIQ applying to imports of animal feed ingredients.