FDA Issues Guidance on Color Additives Used in Food for Animals
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today the availability of a document intended to help small businesses comply with regulations on declaring color additives in food for animals.
The Guidance for Industry, entitled Small Entity Compliance Guide – Declaring Color Additives in Animal Foods, provides background and questions and answers on the 2011 regulation requiring that all color additives subject to FDA’s certification process be listed on the product label for animal feed or pet food. Color additives exempt from certification generally include those derived from plants or minerals.
All animal feed and pet food manufacturers must comply with the rule by Nov. 18, 2013.
- Notice of Availability; Guidance for Industry: Color Additives in Animal Foods; Small Entity Compliance Guide
- Guidance for Industry #223 - Small Entity Compliance Guide Declaring Color Additives in Animal Foods (PDF - 48KB)
Final Rule on Animal Food Labeling; Declaration of Certifiable Color Additives