Animal Feed Safety: What You Need To Know

Animal Feed Safety: What You Need To Know

Just as there are laws and regulations for human food products, there are also guidelines that producers of animal feed must follow. It is important to be aware of these regulations to ensure that your animals are receiving safe, healthy feed.

Animal Feed Safety Preparedness Factsheet

Related Websites

Animal Feed Safety System (AFSS)
Website for the FDA Animal Feed Safety System.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
FDA 101: Animal Feed
A summary of the FDA's role in protecting animal feed safety.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Food Safety
Information about federal agency food safety programs.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
FoodSafety.gov -- Food Recalls and Alerts
Website containing links and resources for food recalls and alerts.
Multiple Federal Agencies
How to Report a Pet Food Complaint
Information you will need to report a complaint about a pet food product.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Listing of Approved Medicated Feed Mill Licenses
Webpage containing information on the requirements for FDA licensing requirements for feed mills before manufacturing certain medicated animal feeds.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Multistate Outbreak of Human Salmonella Infantis Infections Linked to Dry Dog Food
Website with current information on the 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with dry dog food.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Multistate Outbreak of Salmonella Enteritidis Infections Linked to Ground Beef
Website describing details of the July 2012 outbreak of Salmonella associated with ground beef.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Pet Food Recall Products List
Website listing pet food recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Pet Food: Regulation and Labeling
Website describing the FDA's regulation of pet foods and pet food labeling.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recalls and Withdrawls
Current animal food and drug recalls and withdrawls.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts
List of all recent recalls, not just food safety recalls. Includes links providing more detailed information.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Additional Web Resources

Implementing a Recall Program for Small Processors
Information on effectively preparing for a food recall.
National Pork Board
Safe Animal Feed
Video (5:11) from the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine discussing safe animal feed.
U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)