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.

January 20, 2016: FDA releases its Biannual Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals.
December 31, 2015: The approval of all applications for use of nitarsone in animal feed is withdrawn. Following this action, there are no FDA-approved, arsenic-based drugs for use in food producing animals.

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