CVM GFI #245 - Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls for Food for Animals

July 8, 2022

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July 2022

The purpose of this guidance is to help animal food facilities develop a food safety plan that complies with FDA’s Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls requirements.

Specifically, this document provides guidance on:

  • the biological, chemical (including radiological), and physical agents that are known or reasonably foreseeable hazards in manufacturing, processing, packing, and holding of animal food
  • the components of a food safety plan and the importance of each component
  • how to conduct a hazard analysis and develop a food safety plan for the animal food that you produce
  • identifying preventive controls for biological, chemical, and physical hazards associated with animal food and how to apply those preventive controls
  • preventive control management components (i.e., monitoring, corrective actions and corrections, and verification (including validation))
  • the recordkeeping requirements associated with the food safety plan and implementation of the food safety plan.

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