Years ago, I had a back and forth with FDA where the media department refused to specific whether "raw" pet food that had been subjected to HPP (high pressure pasteurization) had been subjected to a kill step or not. The FDA stated "HPP can be a kill step when effectively done, however, it must be properly validated to confirm the effectiveness in a pet food product. "
I then asked FDA:
- Please define or provide me documents on "when effectively done" means as per FDA.
- What does FDA deem to be properly validated to confirm the effectiveness in a pet food product?
- Does FDA approve a pet food company's use as HPP as effective or non effective before they implement this in their foods?