The Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine has posted answers to frequently asked questions about implementation of the feed ban to prevent the spread of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.
The FDA recently published the BSE final rule, "Substances Prohibited from Use in Animal Food or Feed." The relevant FAQ is at www.fda.gov/cvm/bse_QA.htm.
Individuals with additional questions can contact Shannon Jordre, Division of Compliance (HFV-230), Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine, Food and Drug Administration, MPN IV Bldg., Room 113, 7519 Standish Place, Rockville, MD 20855-2773; telephone, (240) 276-9229.
The BSE final rule appeared in the April 25 edition of the Federal Register, available at www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/browse.html.