The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced an amendment to food additive regulations to provide for the use of formic acid and ammonium formate in animal feed and drinking water. Taking effect November 13, 2017, the amendment limits formic acid and salts to 1.2 percent in complete feeds. FDA will accept comments or requests for a hearing until December 13, 2017.

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