Feed Industry Applauds FEED Act

Dan Cattle, Livestock

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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) appreciates the introduction of the innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development Act. Supporters say it will improve the regulatory environment for new animal feed ingredients.

The FEED Act will amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to establish a regulatory pathway for a new category of animal food substances that act solely within animals’ gut microbiomes or in the feed they are digesting to provide a wide range of benefits. This will make sure the Food and Drug Administration has the power it needs to ensure regulations keep pace with scientific innovation in feed.

“We are excited that the bill has been introduced in both chambers and already has the bipartisan and bicameral support we hoped for,” says Constance Cullman, president and CEO of the AFIA. “This will spark the drive to nutritional innovation that improves animal health and production while addressing public health challenges.”

(From the National Association of Farm Broadcasters)