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FDA considers changing rules on animal-food labeling

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is proposing to amend its regulations regarding the declaration of certified color additives on the labels of animal food including animal feeds and pet foods.

The move is said to be in response to the Nutrition Labeling and Education Act of 1990, which modified the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act by requiring, among other things, the listing on food labels of the common or usual names of all color additives required to be certified by FDA.

An additional purpose of the new animal-food amendment is to make the regulations consistent with those that apply to human food. The proposed rule also suggests appropriate terminology for the declaration of certification-exempt color additives on the labels of animal food.

SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration

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