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FDA Issues Guidance on Use of Nanomaterials in Animal Food

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

(North American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued final guidance regarding the use of nanomaterials in food for animals, which is intended to assist industry and other stakeholders in identifying potential issues related to the safety or regulatory status of food for animals containing nanomaterials or otherwise involving the application of nanotechnology. The guidance also addresses the legal framework for adding nanomaterial substances to food for animals and includes recommendations for submitting a Food Additive Petition for a nanomaterial animal food ingredient. Comments on the final guidance are accepted at any time, and may be submitted online , or to Division of Dockets Management (HFA-305), Food and Drug Administration, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1061, Rockville, Maryland 20852.

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