FDA plans to protect pet food - Tucson News Now

FDA plans to protect pet food

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SOUTH TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

The Food and Drug Administration is looking out for your pet's health.

For many people,  pets are considered fellow family members and their pet's health is just as important as their own.  So, you can imagine how rattled some pet owners got after a recent incident of contamination involving a shipment of pet jerky treats from China.

Now the FDA is searching for answers.  Three years ago, safety laws were passed by Congress but now new rules are being proposed to prevent contamination.

Specifically, the  U.S. is pushing for stricter regulations on pet food being imported from other countries. The new rules would require those who sell pet food in the U.S. to have food safety plans.

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