Starting tomorrow you can watch live as government regulators hash out the model laws in a first-ever virtual conference. Listen – live – what ingredients are being considered for use (…) Read more
Posts Tagged ‘FDA’
Dog Dies After Being Treated With Gabapentin, Exposing Flaws In the Divide Between Human and Animal Drugs
When Ronda Archangelo’s dog Mimi died after being treated with a gabapentin solution that contained xylitol, she wondered how such a tragic mistake could have happened. When she asked her (…) Read more
Raw Pet Food Maker Defies FDA and Refuses to Recall Contaminated Dog Food
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is cautioning pet owners not to feed their dogs a batch Aunt Jeni’s Home Made frozen raw pet food after a sample collected from (…) Read more
How Contaminated Pig Ears Will Change the Way We Think About Pet Food Forever
Staring at an empty bulk bin that once held dried pig ears, it struck me that this is probably a common sight in every pet food store in America. Shelves (…) Read more
How a Penniless Consumer Advocate Took on a Billion Dollar Empire
When I walk into the Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) conference hall, packed wall to wall with the world’s biggest names in the pet food and animal feed (…) Read more
FDA Pulls the Plug on Policy Guides Which Allowed 4D Meat in Pet Food, But Admits it Might Still Get a Pass
The FDA made the historic announcement yesterday that they are withdrawing three of their most loathsome Compliance Policy Guides (CPGs), including the ones that allowed pet food manufacturers to use (…) Read more
20-Year History of Euthanasia Drug in Pet Food; Pentobarbital Still Found in Dog Food Today
While the horror of the Smucker’s debacle unfolds and the number of dog foods contaminated with sodium pentobarbital – a drug typically used to euthanize pets – grows, 20 years (…) Read more
FDA on the Intentional Adulteration of Pet Food: Meh.
Today, FDA released its final rule to implement the intentional adulteration provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). But, wait. Don’t get too excited. You remember the largest (…) Read more
FDA Issues Jerky Treat Update; Admits Failure in Decade Long Investigation
On Monday, FDA officials issued another disappointing update into their ongoing investigation into the mystery surrounding the illness and death of thousands of dogs linked to jerky pet treats. The (…) Read more
FDA Talks to Pet Food Industry About Food Safety ‘N Stuff (SPOOF)
Poor Michael R. Taylor.
Alternatively known as the Food and Drug Administration’s “food safety czar” or the guy voted by Americans they would most like to see thrown out of a job, he’s got to have one of the most nerve-wracking jobs of all time. Can you imagine going to work every day knowing you are responsible for food safety in America?
I imagine poor Mike furiously gnawing his fingernails to a nub, plagued by fits of unexpected panic attacks, teetering dangerously close to a complete nervous breakdown were it not for a prescription for Xanax. Read more