What does an FDA compliance policy mean to you? Do you think FDA compliance policies are in the best interest of dog and cat health?
It's quite shocking to learn that the FDA isn't always enforcing or even following the LAW!
FDA uses Compliance policies to skew enforcement of law
CPG Sec. 690.300 Canned Pet Food
Pet food consisting of material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter, which is in violation of 402(a)(5) will not ordinarily be actionable, if it is not otherwise in violation of the law. It will be considered fit for animal consumption.
According to the above law, it's illegal as per 402(a)(5) of US law to use material from diseased animals or animals which have died otherwise than by slaughter.
The law is clear.
The FDA uses a "compliance policy" to say that their "current thinking" is to NOT take action when companies break this particular law. Companies can actually use law breaking ingredients and with the help of a "compliance policy", FDA ensures to companies that they won't come after them.
Sounds twisted, right?
The FDA was contacted and Juli Putnam of the FDA confirms that this compliance policy is still "up-to-date".
Thanks for helping companies break the law, FDA. It's always nice to confirm what your true interests potentially are in such a heavily questionable industry.