Behind the Curve: Feed industry wants FDA to take another look at feed ingredient’s approval process

The American Feed Industry Association is again calling on the FDA to take action when it comes to the approval process of feed ingredients for livestock and pets.

Currently, feed ingredients are subject to the same review process as drugs, which can be lengthy. At a recent listening session held by the FDA, the group said the U.S. is behind the curve when it comes to approving safe and effective feed ingredients that focus on the animal and the environment.

They would like to see more focus placed on gut-based technologies, including feed that would support GI functions and reduce emissions from cattle, hogs, and poultry.

They said any delays in approval are preventing farmers across accessing new tools, and it further limits progress when it comes to the environment.

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