FDA launches Animal Feed Network

by Meat&Poultry Staff
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WASHINGTON – Federal, state and public health agencies now have a centralized platform to record animal feed-related incidents.

The US Food and Drug Administration, working with the Partnership for Food Protection (PFP), recently launched the Animal Feed Network. The network consists of two reporting portals:

• Pet Event Tracking Network (PETNet) is for pet food-related illnesses and product defects.
• LivestockNet is for feed-related illnesses and product defects associated with livestock animals, aquaculture species, and horses.

The Animal Feed Network enables information-sharing among government agencies and public health officials, in addition to an early alert for pet food and animal feed-related incidents such as illness or product defects. Agencies investigating animal feed-related incidents can then focus resources on events such as adulterated pet food or animal feed. Participation in the network does not commit users to take enforcement or regulatory action.
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