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What to expect from FSMA
pet food safety inspections
DEBBIE PHILLIPS-DONALDSON

conducting a hazard analysis and establishing
preventive controls, documented in a food safety
plan.
FDA established a staggered compliance
schedule, based on the size of the pet food
company and with CGMP compliance coming
first. For larger organizations (with more than
500 employees and more than US$2.5 million in
annual sales), that compliance date happened in
September 2016, followed by compliance to the
preventive controls element in September 2017.
However, FDA announced in August 2017 that it
was delaying the start of routine inspections for
preventive controls until fall 2018.
FDA inspections of pet
food facilities will continue
to be more conversational,
with inspectors asking
more questions about
preventative controls
readiness.
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The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has begun inspections
of pet food manufacturing facilities
under the Food Safety Modernization
Act (FSMA), specifically the current
good manufacturing practice (CGMP)
requirement of the preventive controls
rule for animal food. An FDA officer
and members of the pet food industry shared
updates and lessons learned from inspections held to date during sessions of the eighth
annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, held
October 23-25 in Louisville, Kentucky, USA.
The preventive controls rule for animal feed
(including pet food) is one of seven main regulations issued by FDA under FSMA. The two key
requirements of the rule include establishing,
documenting and adhering to CGMPs (including
elements such as personnel, plant and grounds,
sanitation, equipment and utensils, operations and product holding and distribution) and

FDA report on CGMP pet food
safety inspections
Jenny Murphy, consumer safety officer with
FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, discussed
the agency's inspection activities in her presentation at the feed and pet food joint conference,
which was organized by the Pet Food Institute
and National Grain and Feed Association. First,
she emphasized that the delay of inspections for
preventive controls and food safety plans applies
only to routine inspections; if an issue such as a
recall arises, an inspection would likely ensue.
Also, the delay doesn't mean large pet food
companies should postpone compliance with
that requirement. "You should have developed
and be following your food safety plan," she said.
The extension of the date simply gives companies
more time to "work out the kinks" and further
develop their plans.
FDA conducted 230 CGMP inspections last
fiscal year, Murphy reported, and she shared
observations from inspectors:
■ Inspections are more conversational (and will
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Petfood Industry - January 2018
Contents
Top 2018 pet food trends: clean label, full transparency
Industry News
New Products
WellPet: focus on freeze-dried, raw meat premium pet food
3 pet food trends that continue to redefine the industry
Top pet health trends impacting pet nutrition research
Addressing health issues in older dogs with pet food
What to expect from FSMA pet food safety inspections
Petfood Forum Asia: innovation for rising pet food markets
How to convene a GRAS panel for novel pet food ingredients
Agar-agar: Gelling agent option for canned dog and cat foods
US pet food market to reach US$27 billion in 2018
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Top 2018 pet food trends: clean label, full transparency
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Industry News
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - New Products
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - 3 pet food trends that continue to redefine the industry
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Top pet health trends impacting pet nutrition research
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Addressing health issues in older dogs with pet food
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - What to expect from FSMA pet food safety inspections
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Petfood Forum Asia: innovation for rising pet food markets
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - How to convene a GRAS panel for novel pet food ingredients
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - Agar-agar: Gelling agent option for canned dog and cat foods
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Petfood Industry - January 2018 - US pet food market to reach US$27 billion in 2018
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