Pet food and specialty pet food treats and supplements packaging will more closely resemble human food labels with new, recommended labeling regulations approved for publication by the Association of American Feed Control Officials and sought by the industry.
The pet food industry wants to put the Food and Drug Administration in charge of regulating labels and packaging for dog and cat food, replacing a patchwork of state rules that now exist, but the proposal has raised questions with others in the animal feed sector.
Tracey Forfa, a 30-year veteran of the Food and Drug Administration,
will become the new director of FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine. She has been CVM’s acting director since December, when previous director Steven Solomon retired.
The American Feed Industry Association and National Grain and Feed Association are offering support for a Memorandum of Understanding between feed regulators and the Food and Drug Administration at an FDA listening session.
The renewable diesel boom has fueled a surge in expected soybean crushing capacity and a need for more production of the crop, though the EPA’s proposed Renewable Fuel Standard volumes and declining credit values for California’s Low Carbon Fuel Standard may dampen the fledgling industry’s ambitions.
The Biden administration's top ag official says $800 million in debt relief announced earlier this week will not only help distressed farmers facing foreclosure but provide “opportunities for more farmers to receive help.”
President Joe Biden has nominated a longtime aide to be the chief agricultural negotiator for the office of the U.S. Trade Representative and Rep. Sharice Davids, D-Kan., has joined the House Agriculture Committee.