Aug 30, 2022

FDA to Hear Comments on Certain Animal Feed Claims

Regulation of environmental and production claims could be updated to reflect new scientific evidence

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)'s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) announces 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 event will take place on October 18, 2022, and will be an opportunity for the public and stakeholders to comment on how FDA’s existing policy, CVM Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) 1240.3605, Regulating Animal Foods with Drug Claims, could be updated to reflect evolving scientific knowledge and promote innovation.

The FDA is currently reviewing this policy and welcomes public input through oral presentations during the listening session or comments to the docket.

Important animal feed policy links

Meeting Page: 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

Existing Policy: CVM Policy and Procedures Manual (PPM) 1240.3605, Regulating Animal Foods with Drug Claims

Important public listening session dates

  • September 20, 2022 – Deadline to request oral presentation opportunity during the listening session
  • October 11, 2022 – Deadline to register for the listening session
  • October 18, 2022 – Virtual Public Listening Session starts at 10:00 am EDT
  • November 17, 2022 – Deadline to submit comments to the docket

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