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Comment Period Open for Proposal Seeking to Regulate Production of Pet Products

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The Food and Drug Administration is taking action after the recent recalls of certain pet treats, due to illness, and even death in some dogs and cats.

A proposed regulation for safe animal food manufacturing is now open for public comment.

Kansas State University veterinarian Susan Nelson says this new regulation is a way for the FDA to be more proactive in protecting our animals.

Last month, the FDA issued a warning to veterinarians that jerky treats from China have been reported for making pets sick, though the cause of the illnesses remains unknown.

Now, as part of the Food Safety Modernization Act the FDA is working on a law that will regulate the manufacturing practices of pet food and treats before they hit the shelves in order to ensure the products are safe.

It would apply to facilities that process, pack, and hold ingredients as well as finished products intended to be fed to livestock, pets or other animals.

Nelson says it will take some times for manufacturers to be able to comply with the changes, but they would be given a grace period to get up and running with the new standards.

The new regulation is open to public comment until Feb. 26, 2014 and then it would take about 60 days to put into law.

Comments about the proposal can be made at the federal register website.

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