About the Animal Feed Network
The Animal Feed Network website consists of two distinct, secure reporting/notification portals:
- Pet Event Tracking Network (PETNet) – A reporting network for pet-food related illnesses and product defects
- LivestockNET – A reporting network for feed-related illnesses and product defects associated with livestock animals, aquaculture species, and horses).
The Animal Feed Network portals, PETNet and LivestockNet, are secure reporting/notification portals that were designed by the Partnership for Food Protection and maintained by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). PETNet and LivestockNet are accessible by State and Federal government officials with regulatory authority and responsibility over pet food and feed for livestock animals, aquaculture species, and horses. The Animal Feed Network system is for government use only and is not open to the public.
The PETNet and LivestockNet portals facilitate sharing of information between Federal and State agencies, which can serve as an early alert for pet food and animal feed related incidents, such as illness associated with the consumption of a product or product defects. The information can be used by State and Federal regulators to determine how best to use investigative and laboratory resources to address adverse events associated with adulterated pet food or animal feed. Information exchanged in the Animal Feed Network is intended to facilitate communications and does not commit members to take enforcement or regulatory action.
For additional information about PETNet and LivestockNet, please see:
- August 26, 2013 Federal Register Notice (vol 78, number 165; pages 52774-52776)
- December 23, 2010 Federal Register Notice (vol 75, number 246; pages 80825-80826)
- July 27, 2010 Federal Register Notice (vol 75, number 143; pages 43990- 43992)
To report a pet food/animal feed problem:
Consumers and veterinarians can report problems associated with pet foods using one of the following options:
- FDA’s Safety Reporting Portal
- Calling the FDA Consumer Complaint Coordinator or their state,
- Contacting their State Feed Control Official (click here for Association of American Feed Control Officials directory).
For additional information, click here for “How to Report a Pet Food Complaint".
For information on recent recalls, Click Here.