August 30, 2022
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is announcing that registration is now open for a virtual public listening session on the Agency’s regulation of animal foods with certain types of claims such as environmental benefit claims (e.g., reduced greenhouse emissions), production claims (e.g., growth promotion, feed efficiency), and claims about effects on the animal microbiome.
The virtual listening session will take place on October 18, 2022, and offer stakeholders an opportunity to share information and insight with the FDA about the regulation of animal foods with certain types of claims. The listening session will start at 10:00 a.m. EDT. The end time will be determined based on the number of presentations submitted by interested stakeholders.
The FDA is reviewing CVM Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) 1240.3605, Regulating Animal Foods with Drug Claims, and is seeking public comments on how the existing policy could be updated to reflect evolving scientific knowledge and promote innovation.
Stakeholders interested in attending the virtual listening session should register no later than October 11, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. ET, by completing the registration form on the event webpage: FDA Virtual Listening Session on the Regulation of Animal Foods with Certain Types of Claims. Early registration is recommended. Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the event link and password.
If you are interested in presenting on the topic of regulation of animal foods with certain types of claims during the virtual listening session, fill out and submit the registration form on the event webpage no later than September 20, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. EDT, and be sure to check the box indicating that you would like to present. The FDA will contact presenters by September 27, 2022, with further instructions.
In addition to holding the listening session, the FDA is accepting electronic or written comments through November 17, 2022. To electronically submit comments to the docket, visit regulations.gov and type “FDA-2022-N-2015” in the search box. To submit comments to the docket by mail, follow instructions on the FDA Virtual Listening Session on the Regulation of Animal Foods with Certain Types of Claims webpage.
During Q1 of calendar year 2023, CVM intends to provide the public with additional opportunities to share input on other animal food-related topics such as the FDA’s role in the AAFCO ingredient definition process. As details for these opportunities are finalized, the FDA will publicize them by posting information on its website.
- FDA Virtual Listening Session on the Regulation of Animal Foods with Certain Types of Claims
- Docket: FDA Virtual Listening Session on the Regulation of Animal Foods with Certain Types of Claims
- CVM Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) 1240.3605, Regulating Animal Foods with Drug Claims
- FDA: Product Regulation of Animal Food and Feeds
Issued by FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine.
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