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FDA plans no restrictions on animal feed for pets
The U.S. Food & Drug Administration`s Center for Veterinary Medicine says it does not plan to expand its ban on brains and spinal tissue in cattle feed to include food for dogs, cats, pigs and poultry. FDA is clarifying its position following publication of incorrect information in a recent Associated Press report.


In a statement, the agency clarifies, `While FDA has stated in the past that it was interested in comments about potential changes to its 1997 rule prohibiting certain material in feed for cattle and other ruminants, the so-called BSE Feed Rule, FDA officials have not decided to make any change.`

The agency later states that it does allow use of mammalian proteins for dogs, pigs and chickens, adding `Scientists consider those animals unlikely to get mad cow disease.`

In sum, FDA says it has not made any decision concerning the ban and won`t consider expanding the ban until it has consulted with the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Source: www.dvmnewsmagazine.com/dvm/





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