Animal Feed/Drugs

Animal products, including feeds, pet foods, and drugs are generally subject to the same mandatory requirement of the Federal, Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act as like products for use in  humans. The legal definition of a “drug” itself includes articles intended “for man or other animals”. Although the law provides separate definitions of a new drug requiring affirmative FDA approval for human drugs and animal drug respectively, these definitions are virtually identical in substance. The “new animal drug” definition explicitly includes drugs intended for use in animal feed.

Like new drug intended for human use, a new animal drug must be investigated in preclinical and then clinical studies in order to gather evidence about its safety and efficacy. One procedural difference between human and animal drug approvals is that all new animal drug approvals are published as regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations. Beneath the overall structured similarities between the approval processes for human and animal drugs, there is an important difference in policy and approach, particularly with respect to drugs for use in food-producing animals. One such difference stems from that the fact that such drugs are often administered in animal feed. In such cases FDA regulates not only the drug itself, but also the premixes and concentrates into which the drug is initially mixed as well as the final medicated feed incorporating such concentrates to be fed to animals. CCS offers a range of veterinary consulting and auditing services including:


  • Reportable Food Registry advice and assistance
  • Regulatory Submissions ∇
    • INAD
    • NADA
    • CMS
  • Animal Cloning and Clone Progeny for human food and animal feed
  • Animal Drug Products/Animal Feed Safety/Animal Food
  • Animal Feed Labeling Requirements
  • Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy


  • Imports & Exports
  • Standard Operating Procedures
  • Product recalls and market withdrawal
  • Adverse Drug Experiences (ADEs)
  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Seminars and Training
  • Compliance Inspections and Audits

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