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Just as human food, pet food is highly regulated to guarantee the highest standards of hygiene, safety and quality.
Since 1970, the European legislator has adopted a succession of directives and regulations, which have had a direct impact on all the production stages and the marketing of pet food.
FEDIAF welcomes the detailed regulatory framework taking into account the specificity of the industry and its products. FEDIAF co-operates closely with the EU authorities to ensure the production of healthy, balanced and quality products.
There are hundreds of pieces of legislation and they are all under regular review to adapt to scientific and technological developments. Areas covered include:
Please download here the List of EU legislation and other rules applicable to or of relevance for pet food (Status 12.12.2018).