We are approximately nine months into FDA’s animal feed and pet food facility inspections for compliance with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) Preventive Controls for Animal Food (PC) rule. With PC inspections starting for small businesses this Fall, there are a few lessons we have learned from the inspections that have occurred to date.

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On September 28, 2015, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) issued a report to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions and the House Committee on Energy and Commerce on animal drug compounding. The GAO reviewed and analyzed regulation of animal drug compounding and concluded that FDA oversight could be strengthened, and

The KC Animal Health Corridor is now accepting applications for the seventh annual KC Animal Health Investment Forum taking place September 1, 2015, in Kansas City, Missouri.

The forum will showcase animal health and nutrition companies from throughout the world.  The selection committee will consider companies that meet the following criteria:

  • Seeking $500,000 to $20

DogandHorse178712120Animal health is a hot sector for investment right now because it is perceived as a quicker path to ROI as compared to human health.  From venture capital to IPOs, money is pouring into animal health.  Unfortunately, the animal health space has been a very niche, insular sector for its entire existence, at least as

Husch Blackwell Food & Agribusiness attorneys Jim Ash and Stan Baker were published in today’s edition of AgWired regarding the rise of IPOs within the animal health world.

Here are a few reasons they say have caused this increased activity:

  • Animal health companies’ valuations have increased
  • Increased news coverage of animal health issues
  • A belief