Animal and Pet Feed


Burdock Group has historically been at the forefront of innovation and development in food safety and regulatory compliance, working side by side with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Food Safety Inspection Service and now, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), to introduce CVM Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) for Animal and Pet Feed.


This long awaited safety and regulatory initiative will further strengthen the role of pet and animal feed suppliers and manufacturers as stakeholders helping to ensure the safety of livestock and companion animals in the United States. To comply with Federal Safety standards now being introduced this year, feed ingredients will be examined for not only their safety, but utility in animal and pet feed.


According to the CVM update, the Ingredient Safety Team formed by Center for Veterinary Medicine Division of Animal Feeds will work with other components of CVM to review the GRAS notices. Under the GRAS notification program, a notifier submits a summary of publicly available information in support of its claim that a substance (as described in the notification) should be considered GRAS under specific conditions of its intended use and not be considered a food additive, which requires pre-market approval by FDA. The information supplied by the notifier would address both the safety and utility of the substance. CVM will evaluate the submitted notification to determine whether it provides a sufficient basis for a GRAS determination or whether information in the notification or otherwise available to FDA raises issues that cause the Agency to question whether use of substance in feed, which includes pet food, is GRAS.


Here at Burdock Group, we offer a range of services and expertise to help deliver your pet and animal feed ingredients to the market safely:


  • Generally Recognized As Safe (GRAS) Dossier
  • Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Notifications
  • Safety & Risk Assessment
  • Animal Feed Additive Approval
  • Ingredient Feasibility Study
  • Claims Substantiation


We have the knowledge, the experience and the network. Contact us today for your free initial consultation.