Recent News Items

February 6, 2017 - Complaint filed against violators complying with current good manufacturing practices for medicated animal feeds.

January 3, 2017 - The FDA announces the implementation of GFI #213 and outlines continuing efforts to address antimicrobial resistance.

December 19, 2016 - The FDA issues another warning letter where excessive antibiotic residues were found.

November 28, 2016 - The FDA issues more warning letters, including oxytetracycline residues found in cow meat.

October 28, 2016 - The CVM proposes updating rules regarding tolerances for residues of new animal drugs in food.

October 14, 2016 - FDA held a webinar to discuss the recent announcement of the FSMA draft guidances for current good manufacturing practices requirements for food for animals.

October 12, 2016 - Food Safety News reports FDA testing finds weed killer residue in honey, instant oatmeal.

October 5, 2016 - FDA rejects rice imports following pesticide violations. Read more at USARice and Morning Ag Clips.

October 3, 2016 - The FDA remains diligent, issusing more warning letters regarding food safety violations.

September 19, 2016 - The FDA issued a warning letter to the Middlefield Original Cheese Co-op for mislabeling it's cheese product and possible drug residues - recombinant bovine somatotropin (rBST).

August 12, 2016 - The FDA issued a final rule detailing the criteria for use of a substance in animal food that is “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS).

July 14, 2016 - The FDA releases Foods and Veterinary Medicine Strategic Plan. PDF icon

June 30, 2016 - The FDA issued its fifth progress report highlighting recent actions to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals.

April 19, 2016 - The FDA has issued the final version of Guidance for Industry #231 Distributor Labeling for New Animal Drugs.

April 8, 2016 - The FDA is taking steps to withdraw approval of the swine drug carbadox due to safety concerns.

March 8, 2016 - The FDA has issued the final version of Guidance for Industry #203 Ensuring Safety of Animal Feed Maintained and Fed On-Farm.

January 20, 2016 - FDA releases its Biannual Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals.

January 19, 2016 - Eggs from Backyard Chickens: How to protect human health and avoid drug residues