$8 Million Allocated For Pet Food Ingredient Approval, Ingredient Claims

On July 20, 2022, the United States House of Representatives passed six spending bills allocating $8 million to improve the Food and Drug Administration’s review and approval process for animal food ingredients and to regulate animal-food ingredient claims. 

The animal feed and pet food industries anticipate that the funding will expedite FDA approval of new animal food ingredients. The funding was introduced by Representative Jim Baird of Indiana and had bipartisan sponsors. 

The timely approval of potential pet food ingredients will allow pet food manufacturers to develop recipes that use the latest nutrition science in an effort to keep animals healthy. 

The package includes $400 billion in spending, with funding for bills in Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, Energy and Water Development, Financial Services and General Government, Interior and Environment, and Military Construction and Veterans Affairs.

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