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FDA to increase funding for feed ingredients reviews

Friday, July 22, 2022

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a fiscal 2023 “minibus” package of six appropriations bills, which includes a key amendment offered by Jim Baird and other bipartisan cosponsors to dedicate $8 million to the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine to help with expediting reviews for new feed ingredients. 

On average, studies have shown that it takes companies 3-5 years to get new ingredients through the FDA’s rigorous review process, which prevents innovation from making it to farmers and ranchers in a timely way.

Constance Cullman, AFIA president and CEO, said that “it is important for the United States to have a regulatory framework that offers a timely and predictable path to the marketplace for feed ingredients and can keep pace with the evolving science of animal nutrition. The additional FDA funding for feed ingredient reviews in the House-passed spending bill is a huge win for the U.S. feed industry, putting us more on par with other countries that continue to move forward with safe ingredients to enhance the safety, quality, environmental impact and nutrition of feed and pet food.”

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