As long as the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been regulating food for people, it has also regulated food for animals, including animal feed for millions of chickens, turkeys, cows, pigs, sheep, and fish. In addition, FDA regulates pet food for America’s more than 177 million dogs, cats, and horses.

The FDA has available FDA 101: Animal Feed, a document directed toward consumers that addresses FDA’s role in the following areas as they relate to animal feed:

  • Medicated Feed
  • Residues and Resistance
  • Mad Cow Disease
  • Pet Food
  • Improvements to Feed Safety

To see the full document, click here.