FARAD is a congressionally-mandated risk-management program that is supported by the USDA. The primary mission of FARAD is to provide science-based expert advice to help mitigate unsafe chemical residues (drugs, pesticides, biotoxins, etc.) in products derived from food animals. The program is maintained by a consortium of universities, including University of California-Davis, University of Florida, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University.

The FDA announced the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule to restrict antimicrobial use in feeds intended for food-producing animals. 2 June 2015 (more...)
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