FDA assesses safety of food products from cloned animals
The Food and Drug Administration has released a draft executive summary of a document that assesses the safety of food products
Food Industry Animal Welfare Program assembled
Posted on April 15, 2002 The Food Marketing Institute and the National Council of Chain Restaurants have joined forces for the purpose of…
Mexican horse meat banned by EU
The European Union has banned the sale of horse meat processed in Mexico out of fear it may not meet food safety standards.
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
FARAD gets new life in 2002
The gift-giving holidays came early for supporters of the perennially underfunded Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank.
FSIS updates humane treatment instructions
Updated instructions for federal food inspectors are intended to provide greater assurance that animals are treated humanely
Another ballot initiative increases housing size for farm animals
As consumers demand to know more about the origin of their foods, the trend toward less-restrictive housing for farm animals has accelerated in recent…
FDA seeks comments on evaluating antimicrobial animal drugs guidance
Posted on October 1, 2002 The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sept. 11 the availability of a draft guidance document "Guidance for the…
Bayer seeks veterinary, industry backing before Baytril hearing
Posted on May 1, 2002 The Bayer Corporation is enlisting the veterinary community and food animal industry to help ensure that scientific evidence…
Osteosarcoma is genetically similar in dogs and human children, according to a study published July 19 in the journal Communications Biology by
Animal identification plan given thumbs-up
The Executive Board approved AVMA endorsement of the United States Animal Health Association resolution
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Executive Board, now called Board of Directors, named the following individuals to the entities indicated
USDA delays added E coli tests
The Department of Agriculture is delaying new tests in beef for six serogroups of Escherichia coli.
Layer Hen Housing Systems
Laying hen housing systems must provide feed, water, light, air quality, space and sanitation that promote good health and welfare for the hens.…
Risk assessment provides insights into antibiotic resistance
A new risk assessment model that can assist policy makers in the effort to recognize and ultimately mitigate factors affecting foodborne illnesses was…
Supreme Court strikes down Calif. slaughter rules
The U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in January that the state of California cannot prohibit the slaughter of pigs that become
11th edition of Merck manual to be published in July
Merck & Co. will publish the 11th edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual in July.
AVMA, USDA react to footage of cattle mistreatment
Recent footage of the Portales Livestock Auction in Portales, N.M., shows abusive handling of cattle similar to the mistreatment
The future's bright for 2000 and beyond: Swine veterinarians, industry making strong comeback
The future's bright for 2000 and beyond: Swine veterinarians, industry making strong comeback After overcoming what's
Pork program seeks to quiet public fear, increase foreign competitiveness
A major pilot program currently under way at participating pork farms and packing plants in the Midwest would certify swine herds
Requirements for the Disposition of Cattle That Become Non-Ambulatory Disabled Following ante-Mortem Inspection
Formal title: Docket Number [FSIS-2008-0022] Requirements for the Disposition of Cattle That Become Non-Ambulatory Disabled Following Ante-Mortem…
AASV president sees educational opportunities, challenges
Dr. Tara S. Donovan said the American Association of Swine Veterinarians can help retailers and the public understand complex
Homeland Security appoints two-year director for Plum Island
The Department of Homeland Security has selected Dr. Lawrence Barrett to serve for two years as director of the Plum Island
Diseases, outreach top issues for AASV president
Dr. Michelle L. Sprague said two viral diseases deadly to pigs and animal welfare debates are the top challenges for swine veterinarians.