The headline makes this FDA change look more dramatic than it is in actuality.
In fact, the only change is that with FSMA (the Food Safety Modernization Act), pet food companies, ingredient suppliers, and many others are required to identify hazards as part of their HACCP plan. For the ingredient suppliers, especially renderers, this includes identifying bacteriological, chemical, and other hazards with the ingredients being used. The FDA has not changed their stance on the use of 4D meats and other unacceptable ingredients by these agencies; it’s simply that FSMA directs handling to “render“ the product “safe“ and specify how in the company’s HACCP. The CPGs are no longer necessary and have been deleted for their redundancy. Business as usual.
This change does not affect our members.