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December 17, 2015 - The approval of all applications for use of nitarsone in animal feed is withdrawn.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. December 15, 2015 - Cancer drug for dogs
(Kinavet-CA1) conditional approval expired and is now an unapproved animal drug with no legal marketing status. October 10, 2015 - California Governor Jerry Brown signed
Senate Bill 27, making California the first state in the nation to impose additional restrictions on the use of antibiotics in healthy farm animals and prohibit their use to promote the growth of livestock. September 9, 2015 - The FDA posted
5 new FDA rules that will make your foods safer. August 2015 - Mike Apley, DVM, PhD at KSU offers insight to the FDA's final VFD rule in under "Vet's Opinion" at
the Beef Magazine website. June 3, 2015 - The FDA has issued a the final rule on the
Veterinary Feed Directive. May 2015 -
Fact Or Chicken Poop: The Truth About the Withdrawal Period for Wazine. May 12, 2015 - The FDA has issued a
final Guidance For Industry to establish standardized tests for evaluating the genotoxicity of veterinary drugs with the aim to facilitate establishment of acceptable daily intakes (ADIs) for veterinary drug residues in human food. April 10, 2015 - The FDA released
its fifth annual report that summarizes the sales and distribution of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animal species. April 1, 2015 - The FDA
announced that Zoetis Animal Health will suspend the sales of nitarsone by fall and formally withdraw the approval for the drug by the end of 2015. March 27, 2015 - The White House released its
National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, including a five-part approach to curb antibiotic resistance. March 5, 2015 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced results from its
Milk Sampling Survey that found a low incidence of residues for drugs of concern. February 25, 2015 - FDA releases Biannual Progress Report on judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals. Read all of the articles pertaining to the
FDA’s Antibiotic Resistance Strategy. February 22, 2015 - Access the
White Paper released by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture regarding Antibiotic Use and Resistance. September 2014 - Veterinary pharmacologist at K-State warns that eggs from backyard chickens pose potential consumption problems. Read
the complete article. April 9, 2014 - Five manufacturers
voluntarily withdraw 19 antimicrobial products as part of the FDA's plan to phase out production use of medically-important antimicrobials in food animals. November 2013 - Carrie Mess, a dairy farmer from Wisconsin learns about FARAD from Danielle Lindquist, a Vet student at NC State. Read
her blog about it. August 16, 2013 - Merck Animal Health Strengthens Commitment to
Five Steps to Responsible Beef. August 2013 - UF's College of Veterinary Medicine '
Veterinary Page' did a story on the new Android version of VetGRAM. July 2013 - FARAD made its way into the latest issue of
Dairy Herd Management. June 2013 - The AVMA posted an article announcing FARAD's release of an Android version of VetGRAM.
May 2013 - FARAD launches it's first Android app VetGRAM. Get the
native Android app at Google Play today! April 24, 2013 - The FDA has announced
a temporary suspension of marketing, sales and shipment of Enroflox™ 100 (ANADA 200-495) for use in cattle following a U.S. District Court order. The court ordered that FDA must reconsider the recent approval of this generic version of Bayer's animal drug Baytril 100. March 6, 2013 - The FDA announced five public meetings to discuss the challenges faced by veterinarians and livestock producers as the FDA increases oversight of certain medically important antimicrobials.
February 2013 - The AVMA posted an article regarding FARAD's release of a new,
mobile-friendly website and the anticipation of an Android app late Spring. January 31, 2013 - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture released a
white paper that addresses the complex subject of antimicrobial use and resistance and breaks it down into issues that need to be addressed, factors that need to be considered and actions that need to be taken in order to improve human, environmental and animal health. September 27, 2012 - The FDA issued a Memorandum of Information pertaining to the Cephalosporin Order of Prohibition that took effect on 6 April 2012. The memorandum provides further clarification of restrictions and exceptions associated with the previous order.
August 22, 2012 - The FDA announced today several technical amendments to and clarifications of existing regulations pertaining to the use of carcinogenic compounds in food-producing animals.
July 6, 2012 - The FDA announces
new analytic methods and sampling procedures for the US National Residue Program for meat, poultry, and egg products. April 26, 2012 - Limited recall of DuMOR® Poultry Grower/Finisher bags containing DuMOR® Poultry Layer 16% Crumbles because of possible animal health risk.
April 11, 2012 - The FDA seeks
veterinary oversight of 'medically important' antibiotics in livestock April 6, 2012 - The FDA announced today that the order of prohibition of cephalosporins originally published on January 4, 2012 is now effective..
March 12, 2012 - The National Institute for Animal Agriculture
(NIAA) has synthesized information from an October 2011 symposium in the form of a white paper titled "Antibiotic Use in Food Animals." February 13, 2012 - The
President's 2013 Fiscal Year Budget proposal has been released by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB). Funding for the FARAD program has been eliminated completely from this proposed budget. January 4, 2012 - FDA issued an
order that prohibits certain extra-label uses of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs in cattle, swine, chicken and turkey. June 8, 2011 - FDA announces a
voluntary suspension of sales on all products containing Roxarsone for use in food animals. June 2, 2011 - FDA releases a
draft guidance that outlines a proposed approach to establish microbiological ADI values for veterinary drug residues in human food. April 2011 - The USDA posted
an article regarding FARAD's role in Animal & Plant Biosecurity. March 29, 2011 - FDA announces
the approval of Iron Dextran for baby pigs. Approval will help alleviate current shortage. March 18, 2011 -
Radioactive fallout contamination of food-producing animals and food safety considerations. November 25, 2008 - The FDA has reversed the order prohibiting the extra-label use of cephalosporin antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.