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The Regulation of Pet Food in the United States

in IFSQN Events Calendar
Added by COCOM, 11 Mar 2014

Taking place 21 Mar 2014 (Single Day Event)


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Event Organizer ComplianceOnline
Contact Name Referral
Contact Number +1-650-620-3915
Contact Email referral@complianceonline.com
Event Category Conference
Event State/City California
Event Country USA
Cost of Attendance $299.00
Event/Registration URL http://www.complianceonline.com/ecommerce/control/trainingFocus/~product_id=702224?channel=IFSQN

Event Description

This 90-minute training will provide an introduction to FDA’s rules governing pet food product development and formulation, manufacturing, labeling; and marketing and promotion. In addition to facility inspections and product recalls, the webinar will summarize and assess FDA’s enforcement activity in the U.S. pet food market paying particular attention to enforcement trends and risks.

Why Should You Attend:

This webinar focuses on FDA rules governing the development, formulation (including ingredients and food additives), manufacture, testing, labeling; and marketing and promotion of pet food in the U.S. It will include a comprehensive overview of the pet food label; FDA’s rules governing the use of labeling and promotional claims; facility inspections, product recalls; and FDA enforcement action.
Paying particular attention to the FDA’s recognition of new foods and ingredients, the webinar will also focus on the FDA’s regulation of food and food additives including the pre-marketing clearance requirement, the food additive petition process and the process for showing that an ingredient is Generally Recognized as Safe (“GRAS”). An introduction to the function and responsibilities of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) will also be provided.

FDA’s regulation of products marketed as veterinary dietary supplements or nutraceuticals will also be discussed including the use of health claims in conjunction with the promotion and sale of such products in the U.S. A summary of the FDA’s past enforcement activities including the 2007 melamine incident and an introduction to the animal drug approval process will also be provided.

Learning Objectives:
  • Obtain a basic understanding of FDA's regulation of pet food in the United States.
  • Learn what FDA requires to appear on the label of a pet food product.
  • Identify potential risks involved with the marketing and promotion of pet food products.
  • Become familiar with the process by which a new ingredient is approved or accepted for use in pet food in the U.S.
  • Understand the role of the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) in the development, formulation and labeling of pet food and feed products.
  • Understand how FDA regulates those products marketed as veterinary dietary supplements or nutraceuticals in the U.S.
  • Obtains a basic introduction to the veterinary drug approval process.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:
  • FDA's regulation of pet food products including the rules covering product formulation, manufacturing, labeling and promotion.
  • The various components of a pet food label.
  • The process for introducing a new ingredient or feed additive to the market.
  • The differences between the Pre-Market Clearance Process, the Food Additive Petition Process and the process for having an ingredient deemed Generally Recognized As Safe (“GRAS”).
  • Update on the status of the Proposed GRAS Self-Affirmation Notification Program.
  • A summary of FDA's recent enforcement activity in the area and recent trends and areas of particular enforcement risks.
  • FDA's regulation of those veterinary products marketed and sold as dietary supplement and nutraceutical in the U.S.
  • A brief introduction to the animal drug approval process.

Who will Benefit:
  • Pet Food Industry Representatives
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Consultants
  • Scientists
  • Research Analysts
  • State Department of Agriculture Officials
  • Investment Analysts and Venture Capitalists
  • Pet Food Formulators, Manufacturers, Labeler and Retailers
  • Foreign Manufacturers
  • Importers / Exporters
  • Ingredient Producers
  • Financial analysts and investors focusing on the pet, pet food, animal health and companion animal markets

Instructor Profile:

Karl Nobert, is a food and drug regulatory attorney with the law firm of Squire Sanders in Washington, DC. He provides regulatory advice and counseling to both domestic and international food and ingredient manufacturers, formulators, labelers, distributors and marketers on regulatory issues related to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s regulation of pet food. This includes counseling clients on FDA’s regulation of pet food and ingredient manufacturing, testing, approval, labeling and promotion. He also has considerable experience related to the regulation of veterinary biologics including veterinary cellular and genetic therapies. He frequently presents and has published on such topics, and provides pro bono legal services to a national Thoroughbred horse rescue.

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