Announcements

AAFCO 101 Reception at 2017 Midyear Meeting

The “AAFCO First Timers Reception” has been re-named and re-worked!   Please join us for the “AAFCO 101 Reception” on Sunday evening, January 15, 2017 to learn about the basic mechanics and value of the association.  This is a casual setting designed to network with our board members, as well as regulatory partners and industry leaders from across the country.  Sign up on the 2017 Midyear Meeting registration.

 
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.

Electronic Official Publication

AAFCO Proficiency Testing Program

AAFCO Headquarters Office
1800 S. Oak Street, Suite 100, Champaign, IL 61820-6974
Phone: 217-356-4221 --- Fax: 217-398-4119
Email: aafco@aafco.org
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