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FDA Amends Feed Rules

Friday, April 25, 2008

(American Meat Institute)

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA)is amending the agency’s regulations to prohibit the use of certain cattle origin materials in the food or feed of animals, according to a notice published in the Federal Register today. 

These materials include the following: the entire carcass of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE)-positive cattle; the brains and spinal cords from cattle 30 months of age and older; the entire carcass of cattle not inspected and passed for human consumption that are 30 months of age or older from which brains and spinal cords were not removed; tallow that is derived  from BSE-positive cattle; tallow that is derived from other materials  prohibited by this rule that contains more than 0.15 percent insoluble  impurities; and mechanically separated beef that is derived from the  materials prohibited by this rule.

The final rule is effective April 27, 2009.

To view the final rule in its entirety, click here: http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/08-1180.htm

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