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What’s Next For PC Animal Food Implementation?

Constituent Update

August 14, 2018

The third major compliance dates will soon arrive for the preventive controls for animal food rule under the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). By September 17, 2018, both large and small animal food facilities must comply with preventive controls requirements mandated by FSMA.

The compliance dates for the Preventive Controls (PC) and Current Good Manufacturing Practice (CGMP) requirements are staggered for animal food companies. Large and small facilities previously had to meet the CGMP requirements earlier- by September 2016 and September 2017, respectively. Also on this date, very small animal food facilities will be required to meet the CGMPs.

In a conversation Jenny Murphy, a consumer safety officer at FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, explains what animal food producers can anticipate in this next phase in the implementation of the rule entitled Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals.

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