Announcements

Ingredient Definitions Committee Meeting
10/13/17 9:00 am – 11:30am Pacific time, Online Only
Draft Agenda

Pre-Register for access during the meeting and to the recording:
Webinar at: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5074294926041489667 
GOODSamples Sampling Pilot - Michigan
The Michigan Department of Agriculture and Rural Development offered the GOODSamples training pilot to their staff in July. read more ...
AAFCO Newsletter
GOODSamples Sampling Pilot - Oregon
Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) Sampling Pilot partners with industry on monitoring for ingredient contaminants.  Please see attachment for details. 
GOODSamples Sampling Pilot - Florida
The sampling pilots conducted by the FDA CoAg have been really exciting projects.  The sampling pilots were conducted as an AAFCO led initiative.  In August 2016, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services hosted a four-day training for departmental food safety professionals as part of a GOODSamples Sampling Pilot
Please see attachment for details. 
GOODSamples Sampling Pilot - Minnesota
The sampling pilots conducted by the FDA CoAg have been really exciting projects.  The sampling pilots were conducted as an AAFCO led initiative.  In April 2016, the Minnesota Department of Agriculture (MDA) hosted a four-day training for departmental food and feed safety professionals as part of a GOODSamples Sampling Pilot.
Please see attachment for details. 
AAFCO PT Program Accreditation

The AAFCO Proficiency Testing Program has received ISO 17043:2010 accreditation for the Animal Feed Scheme and Pet Food Scheme

Certificate and scope of accreditation

 
AAFCO Guidelines on Hemp in Animal Food 3/5/17
AAFCO Ingredient Definition Process
The AAFCO definition request process starts with sharing a draft definition for your material with the AAFCO investigator listed on our website (http://www.aafco.org/Regulatory). This draft definition should be written in the same manner as other definitions in the AAFCO Official Publication.  (available for 2 week trial purchase on our website for $20). The remainder of the request process is described at the beginning of chapter six in the Official Publication. 
New Video Available - Veterinary Feed Directive - an Overview

Veterinary Feed Directive - an Overview Video

Starting January 1, 2017, medically important antimicrobials in medicated feed will become veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs, and the resulting VFD feed must be authorized by a licensed veterinarian and distributed and used in compliance with the VFD regulation. Also, animal producers will no longer be able to use these VFD feeds for growth promotion or feed efficiency. This video explains these changes and provides an overview of the requirements in the VFD regulation.

More Information on Veterinary Feed Directive

 
The newly revised AAFCO Pet and Specialty Pet Labeling Guide is now available

The AAFCO Pet Food Committee is pleased to announce that the newly revised AAFCO Pet and Specialty Pet Labeling Guide is now available for purchase! This guide was originally developed to help control officials, industry, and other interested parties to better understand and interpret the AAFCO Model Regulations for Pet Food and Specialty Pet Food. This revised version contains valuable explanations of common labeling issues as well as label examples designed to assist the pet label reviewer or developer to follow the current AAFCO Model Regulations. Click here to order your copy.

 
FSMA
For all the latest related to FSMA, refer to FDA’s FSMA page.  Information can be found here related to the 2 final rules, the 5 proposed rules, implementation activity, updates on webinars, fact sheets, etc.

To send FDA an electronic inquiry related to FSMA see FDA’s electronic inquiry page located here.

Follow the FDA information pages often as information and updates are being released on a regular basis. 

Media Inquiries

Please contact AAFCO Headquarters at aafco@aafco.org or 217-356-4221

Welcome to AAFCO

The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) is a voluntary membership association of local, state and federal agencies charged by law to regulate the sale and distribution of animal feeds and animal drug remedies.

Purpose and Function of AAFCO

Although AAFCO has no regulatory authority, the Association provides a forum for the membership and industry representation to achieve three main goals:

  • Safeguarding the health of animals and humans
  • Ensure consumer protection
  • Providing a level playing field of orderly commerce for the animal feed industry.

These goals are achieved by developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards, definitions and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, labeling, distribution and sale of animal feeds - resulting in safe, effective and useful feeds by promoting uniformity amongst member agencies.

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