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Animal Feed Safety System Information Available for Review and Comment

March 31, 2004

FDA held a meeting on September 23-24, 2003 , to discuss the potential development of a comprehensive, risk-based Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS.) The AFSS is intended to describe how animal feeds (individual ingredients and mixed feeds) should be manufactured and distributed to minimize risks to animals consuming the feed and humans consuming food products from animals .

FDA has placed in FDA’s Docket numerous work products of the meeting, along with documents we drafted following the meeting to show our tentative thoughts on AFSS. These include a transcript of the meeting, summaries of breakout discussion groups, presentations of invited speakers, and a summary of the meeting. Also included are draft definitions for the terms “comprehensive” and “risk-based,” and a listing of the elements FDA believes will be essential to an AFSS .

A link to this information may be found on the Docket's page. Another way to view this information is on the AFSS Public Meeting Page on the FDA/Center for Veterinary Medicine Home Page.

Comments concerning this subject are welcome at any time. Written comments may be sent to Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, MD20852. Click here for Electronic comments . All comments should include Docket #2003N-0312.

Additional information may be found in the Federal Register of March 31, 2004, and from Dr. George Graber, Center for Veterinary Medicine (HFV-200), Food and Drug Administration, 7500 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855, 301-827-6651, george.graber@fda.gov.


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Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

Communications Staff, HFV-12

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