US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Enhanced Feed Ban Established, Required Compliance Delayed Six Months
On April 27, 2009, a regulation issued by FDA will go into effect establishing an enhanced BSE-related feed ban in the United States. The date of required compliance to this regulation, however, was recently moved back six months to October 26, 2009. The ban will further harmonize BSE feed control measures in the United States with those in Canada. In addition, FDA continues to enforce its important 1997 mammalian-to-ruminant feed ban through its BSE inspection and BSE feed testing programs.