The contaminants addressed by the FCP can be hazardous to livestock health and production, pet health, and to human health through residues in animal-derived human food. Many of the more frequently identified contaminants in animal food are toxic, carcinogenic, mutagenic, teratogenic, or otherwise deleterious to animals, humans, or both.
Animal food facilities are inspected by
11. Animal Food Safety Guidance to Industry
FDA has issued numerous guidance documents (hereinafter, "guidance" or "guidances") to assist the animal food industry in implementing food safety regulatory requirements under
FDA generally issues guidance to industry for the purpose of communicating the Agency's policy decisions and interpretations of its regulatory requirements so that regulated industry better understands how to comply with those requirements. In some cases, the Agency issues guidance specifically targeted to assisting industry in complying with a particular food safety regulation. For example, the Agency has issued several guidances to assist industry in complying with the regulatory requirements for BSE (SUBSEC 589.2000 and 589.2001) (Refs. 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11). In other cases, the Agency issued guidance that is more narrowly focused in scope or is not directly targeted to assisting industry in complying with a particular food safety regulation. For example, the Agency has issued guidance that addresses deoxynivalenol (DON), also known as vomitoxin, in grain and grain by-products used for animal food (Ref. 12) and guidance on measures to address the risk for contamination by Salmonella spp. in raw meat foods for companion and captive non-companion carnivores and omnivores (Ref. 13).
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