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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG09 Publication ID: Fall 2008 
Title: Pet Food Labeling Requirements 
Abstract: The President signed into law the Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 (FDAAA) on September 27, 2007 (Pub. L. 110-85). Title X of the FDAAA includes several provisions pertaining to food safety, including the safety of pet food. Section 1002(a) of the new law directs that, within 2 years, FDA is to issue new regulations to establish updated standards for the labeling of pet food that include nutritional and ingredient information. This same provision of the law also directs that, in developing these new regulations, FDA obtain input from its stakeholders, including the Association of American Feed Control Officials, veterinary medical associations, animal health organizations, and pet food manufacturers. 
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: uncollected 
CFR Citation: Not Yet Determined     (To search for a specific CFR, visit the Code of Federal Regulations.)
Legal Authority: 21 USC 343    21 USC 371    PL 110-85, sec 1002(a)(3)   
Legal Deadline:
Action Source Description Date
Final  Statutory  FDA must issue proposed and final regulations by the statutory deadline.  09/27/2009 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  05/00/2009    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Undetermined  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
International Impacts: This regulatory action will be likely to have international trade and investment effects, or otherwise be of international interest.
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
William Burkholder
Veterinary Medical Officer
Department of Health and Human Services
Food and Drug Administration
Center for Veterinary Medicine, MPN-4, Room 2642, HFV-228, 7519 Standish Place,
Rockville, MD 20855
Phone:240 402-5900