The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine
- monitors and establishes standards for animal feed contaminants, including those in pet food
- approves safe food additives for animal food use
- manages the medicated feed and pet food programs.
Companies that manufacture, process, pack, or hold animal food for consumption in the United States, must register with the FDA, implement a food safety plan (hazard analysis and preventive controls), and comply with current good manufacturing practices (unless an exemption applies).