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    FSMA Preventive Controls: What’s the Difference between Humans and Animals?

    In our Chill Out About FSMA post, we talked about how similar the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules are when you break them down into digestable sections. And for the most part the Preventive Controls for Human Food rule and the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule are very similar in design. For example, you will still be required to create a food safety plan with identifying and controlling hazards as the core activity, but there are a few key differences between the two.

    Preventative Controls for Animal Food: Who Is Covered?

    Whether you’re talking about your pet dog named Bobo or the giant feedlots with thousands of cattle you typically see while driving along in rural America, both of the food/feed supplied to these critters are now subject to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), specifically the Established Current Good Manufacturing Practice and Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals rule, which covers those involved in the manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of food for animals.