Thanks to Donna B. for barking in this great news!
This is great news! Something for your news blog if you’d like.
We are pleased to announce that we have the first new law passed that will help with the pet food problems.
H.R. 3580, in conference, was passed by both houses of Congress and signed by the President.
You can view the bill at this site.
In particular, it is Title X (the last section), that has bearing on our issues.
This new law mandates the FDA come up with new labeling and production standards for pet food within 24 months. It also requires that the FDA set up a pet food registry and notification process similar to the one the CDC uses for human pathogens.
We still have more work to do, in particular regarding foreign import restrictions, but this is the FIRST MAJOR STEP.