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Animal Feed Safety System Website Posted

March 29, 2006

FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has posted an “Animal Feed Safety System” (AFSS) page on the Center’s website.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced in August 2003 its intention to make its animal feed safety program more risk-based and comprehensive. The modernized Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS), which is expected to be completed in 2007, will incorporate risk-based, preventive control measures for ensuring the safety of animal feed.

Of particular note on the new AFSS page, is a link to the FDA's Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS) Project Plans Update #1. Information included in this document is intended to both update CVM’s shareholders on the Center’s most important and immediate plans for the AFSS project and to help clarify some misunderstandings that may exist among the public and the regulated industries concerning the goals and objectives of the AFSS project.

Questions concerning AFSS may be directed to:

Ms. Zoe A. Gill
AFSS Project Manager, HFV-226
Center for Veterinary Medicine
7519 Standish Place
Rockville, MD 20855
(240) 453-6867
zoe.gill@fda.hhs.gov

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Contact FDA

240-276-9300
240-276-9115 FAX
Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

7519 Standish Place

Rockville, MD 20855