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 FDA Center for Food Safety and Nutrition, USDA Food Safety Inspection Service and now, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM), to introduce CVM 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:


FROM: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth/AnimalFeedSafetySystemAFSS/ucm134536.htm


The Ingredient Safety Team formed by CVM 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.
It is anticipated that GRAS notifications submitted for use of substances in animal feed will be posted on the CVM Home Page.


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.

  • GRAS Dossier
  • CVM Notifications
  • Safety & Risk Assessment
  • Animal Feed Additive Approval
  • Ingredient Feasibility Study
  • Claims