Proposed SEC 507.3 defines "animal food" as food for animals other than man, and includes pet food, feed, and raw materials and ingredients. When used in this part, the phrase "animal food" does not refer to food derived from animals that is intended for human consumption.
Proposed SEC 507.3 defines "batter" to mean a semifluid substance, usually composed of flour and other ingredients, into which principal components of food are dipped or with which they are coated, or which may be used directly to form bakery foods.
Proposed SEC 507.3 defines "blanching" to mean, except for tree nuts and peanuts, a prepackaging heat treatment of foodstuffs for a sufficient time and at a sufficient temperature to partially or completely inactivate the naturally occurring enzymes and to effect other physical or biochemical changes in the food.
Proposed SEC 507.3 defines "calendar day" to mean every day shown on the calendar.
Proposed SEC 507.3 defines "critical control point (CCP)" as a point, step, or procedure in a food process at which control can be applied and is essential to prevent or eliminate a food safety hazard or reduce such hazard to an acceptable level.
The Agency is proposing to define the term "environmental pathogen" to mean a microorganism that is of animal or human health significance and is capable of surviving and persisting within the manufacturing, processing, packing, or holding environment. Salmonella would be an example of an environmental pathogen, particularly in regards to pet food, given that it is a microorganism of animal or human health significance and is capable of surviving and persisting within the manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding. An animal food may be injurious to the health of animals if it is contaminated with a Salmonella serotype that is pathogenic to the animal species intended to consume the food. With respect to the risk to humans, pet food and pet treats that are intended to be fed to animals in homes and are contaminated with any Salmonella serotype may be injurious to human health, especially where the food is likely to be directly handled by the elderly or individuals with compromised immune systems, or be ingested by children.
FDA is proposing to define the term "facility" as it is defined in section 418(o)(2) of the FD&C Act to mean a domestic facility or a foreign facility that is required to register under section 415 of the FD&C Act, in accordance with part 1, subpart H.
The Agency is proposing to cross-reference the definition of "farm" rather than to define it in proposed part 507 because the definition of "farm," under both current
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