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went well beyond mere labeling
matters, expressing significant safety
concerns with any inclusion of CBD
irrespective of claims.

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No safe regulatory harbor at
this time
In short, at this time there is
no safe regulatory harbor for
distributors of pet foods, treats or
other articles subject to regulation
as animal feeds to include CBD
in their products. Therefore, for
those wishing to market CBDcontaining pet products, other
means of distribution would
appear to be a more prudent tack.
It is obvious that the regulatory
landscape remains rocky regardless, but labeling a product so that

A presumption that CBD usage in pet foods or treats is acceptable based on
media attention or products on the market is premature.
Under federal and state law, CBD currently does not meet any criteria for
legal use as an ingredient in a pet food or treat.

The 2018 Farm Bill, which amended the Controlled Substances Act to exempt
hemp, does not impact the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as enforced
by FDA.

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The same is true for equivalent state laws enforced by state feed control
officials.
In late November, FDA sent warning letters to companies distributing CBD
products, including some pet food manufacturers.

See more columns by Dr. Dzanis at www.PetfoodIndustry.com/authors/2.

it is "not a food" (e.g., a "dosage
form animal health product" as per
NASC guidance) may be a less risky
option. Limiting claims to exclude

any expressed or implied drug
claims would likely help mitigate
(though not wholly negate) the risk
of enforcement action. ■

Registration begins in January for the 2020
AAFCO Advanced Pet Food Labeling Workshop!
* Labeling Fundamentals * Ingredient and Ingredient Statement * Food vs. Drug
* Vitamin/Supplements, Enzymes and Direct-Fed Microorganisms

Stop by Booth 1807 to visit with a state regulator.

Association of American Feed Control Officials

www.aafco.org

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Petfood Industry - January 2020
Contents
DCM and grain-free pet food: What will 2020 bring?
Speaking of…
News and Calendar
Smalls takes cat-first approach to customized pet food
Quality, sustainability to dominate 2020 pet food trends
Dissecting DCM: How genetics can impact canine nutrition
China’s 2019 urban pets consumer market hits 202.4B yuan
Combination feeding a popular option for pet parents
Petfood Forum Asia highlights pet food sustainability
CBD in pet foods: Has anything changed with legal status?
Onions and garlic offer flavor in the right amounts
Cat owners want first-class citizenship for their pets
New Products
Marketplace
Advertiser’s Index
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Contents
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - DCM and grain-free pet food: What will 2020 bring?
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Speaking of…
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - CT4
Petfood Industry - January 2020 - News and Calendar
Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Smalls takes cat-first approach to customized pet food
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Quality, sustainability to dominate 2020 pet food trends
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Dissecting DCM: How genetics can impact canine nutrition
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - China’s 2019 urban pets consumer market hits 202.4B yuan
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Combination feeding a popular option for pet parents
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - Petfood Forum Asia highlights pet food sustainability
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Petfood Industry - January 2020 - CBD in pet foods: Has anything changed with legal status?
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