Methodology for Creating an Information Tool for Animal Food Facilities

Jessica F. Evanson, Catherine Y. Alexander, Fernando Sampedro, Timothy Boyer, André J. Nault, Timothy J. Goldsmith

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The U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act, administered by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), requires animal feed and pet food facilities to conduct a hazard analysis by identifying and evaluating potential hazards in animal food. This paper describes the creation of an information tool designed to help animal food facilities comply with this requirement. A thorough search of the scientific literature and FDA recall data identified the occurrence of hazards in animal food, assessed the severity of the hazards, and provided a scoring system useful for the identification and prioritization of specific animal food-hazard-species combinations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-236
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Agricultural and Food Information
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 2019



  • contamination
  • hazards
  • literature review
  • pet food

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