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Just as human food, pet food is a highly regulated product to achieve the highest standards of hygiene, safety and quality.
Since 1970, the European legislator has adopted a succession of directives and regulations having a direct impact on all the production stages and the marketing of pet food.
FEDIAF welcomes a detailed regulatory framework taking into account the specificity of the industry and its products. FEDIAF co-operates closely with the EU authorities to achieve the objective of offering healthy, balanced and quality products to its customers for the benefit of their pets.
This legislation, literally numbering in hundreds, is under regular review to adapt to scientific and technological developments. Areas covered include: