Koutsos E, Strobel V, Griffin M. 2007. Feed regulations and quality control in the feed industry. In Ward A, Hunt A, Maslanka M, Eds. Proceedings of the Seventh Conference on Zoo and Wildlife Nutrition, AZA Nutrition Advisory Group, Knoxville, TN.
The impact of state and federal regulations and internal quality control in the manufacture of quality animal feed is substantial. First, federal and state governments are responsible for administration of feed laws, in order to protect the consumer and the manufacturer. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulates animal feed under the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act. State Departments of Agriculture, under their commercial feed laws, regulate the manufacture and distribution of commercial feed within their state. The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) consists of feed control officials, and the organization’s purpose is to create clarity and uniformity among state and federal feed control rules and regulations. FDA cooperates with AAFCO and the States for the implementation of uniform policies for regulating the use of animal feed products.Koutsos – FEED REGULATIONS AND QUALITY CONTROL IN THE FEED INDUSTRY.pdf     627 KB