Animal & Veterinary

FDA Issues Guidance on Color Additives Used in Food for Animals

For Release: September 26, 2013
Industry Inquiries: Charlotte Conway, 240-276-8649, charlotte.conway@fda.hhs.gov  
Consumer Inquiries: 240-276-9300, AskCVM@fda.hhs.gov  

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.

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Issued by: FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

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