Animal & Veterinary

FDA and AAFCO Extend MOU to Facilitate the Animal Food Ingredient Definition Request Process

March 27, 2015

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) have extended their existing Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) regarding animal food ingredient definitions. The MOU clarifies the responsibilities of the FDA and AAFCO during the ingredient definition request process and provides mechanisms for resolving disputes.

AAFCO is a voluntary membership organization of regulatory officials of U.S. state and Federal government agencies, as well as government agencies from other countries. AAFCO provides a forum for these regulatory officials to create model guidance to ensure that the regulation of animal feeds is as uniform as possible from state to state. Since November 2007, FDA has had an MOU with AAFCO that designates FDA scientists to provide scientific and technical assistance during the AAFCO process.

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