Satellite teleconference will offer practical tools to promote food safety
Viewers will learn about practical, innovative educational tools to promote and enhance safe food practices.
Food safety, homeland security spending increases proposed in FY 2003 agriculture budget
Details of the Bush administration's proposed fiscal year 2003 Department of Agriculture budget were released in February. The
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…
Veterinarians have a role in global food security, Association says
The AVMA Board of Directors, while meeting April 5-6, approved the new "AVMA Policy on Global Food Security."
Some dry dog foods may have harmful excess vitamin D
At least six dogs have been sickened with vitamin D toxicosis, although Food and Drug Administration officials have received no reports of deaths,
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
Import ban urged by AVMA
The AVMA is urging the Food and Drug Administration to implement import regulations consistent with domestic bans on the use of chloramphenicol
Crawford takes reins at FDA
Dr. Lester M. Crawford Jr. is the deputy commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration
FARAD encourages veterinarians to use hotline, newsletter
The Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank has established an electronic newsletter pertaining to a variety of issues
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Posted on October 1, 2002 The Food and Drug Administration announced on Sept. 11 the availability of a draft guidance document "Guidance for the…
AVMA gives practitioners a voice in global meeting on antimicrobial resistance
A delegation led by the FDA is representing the United States in global discussions about antimicrobial resistance this week in South Korea, and the…
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
Microbial models available over Internet
A new Web site established by the Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Research Service will help facilitate research cooperation
Texas institute targets agroterrorism
Recall the fear, confusion, and disruption—not to mention the lives lost—last year resulting from a few anthrax-laced letters mailed
Joint AVMA-FVE-CVMA statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and antimicrobial resistance
The AVMA, CVMA and FVE developed this joint statement on continuous monitoring of antimicrobial use and resistance.
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Antimicrobial research a priority for AVMA
Antimicrobial resistance is a global threat, and the AVMA is advocating for development of new drugs that would help protect humans and animals.
Salmonella prevalence continues to decline
In a report released in April, the agency documents a reduction in the presence of Salmonella organisms in all categories of meat products
FDA warns that compounding clenbuterol is illegal
In recent years, the availability of illegal clenbuterol formulations, produced as "compounded" drug product, has
Prevent - prepare - respond - recover
Posted on May 1, 2002 Some in the general public may wonder how an animal health emergency would be of concern to them. It is our job as members…
USDA funds security protections, laboratory network
More than $43 million in state grants and cooperative agreements has been made available by the Department of Agriculture
Speakers at NMC meeting emphasize technology, research
The 41st annual meeting of the National Mastitis Council provided information on new and exciting opportunities on mastitis control
Facing crackdown, dietary supplement companies promise changes
The Association of American Feed Control Officials unveiled a plan to help states remove unapproved dietary supplements for animals
Harvard study finds BSE poses little threat to U.S. consumers, agriculture
The United States is highly resistant to the introduction of bovine spongiform encephalopathy.