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HHS/FDA RIN: 0910-AG09 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
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)(3) of the new law directs FDA 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 consult with the Association of American Feed Control Officials and other relevant stakeholder groups, including 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: Long-Term Actions 
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    09/27/2009 
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  To Be Determined    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: Yes  Government Levels Affected: State 
Small Entities Affected: Businesses  Federalism: Yes 
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: Yes 
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