The Importance of Veterinarians in Food Safety
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) supports the United States Department of Agriculture Food Safety and Inspection Service Public…
AVMA supports safety of GMO and GE foods
Proposed by the AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee and approved by the Board of Directors April 7, the policy reads as follows:
Safety of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMO) and Genetically Engineered (GE) Foods
The broad scientific consensus is that approved GMO and GE crops and foods are safe for human and animal consumption.
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
FDA seeking comments for industry guidance on raw meat animal food
The draft guidance is a response to increased use of raw meat food by owners of companion and noncompanion animals
Should government further limit antimicrobial use in food animals
Industry group launches informational Web site
The Web site, www.ific.org/, features information on a variety of topics ranging from artificial sweeteners to organic foods
Federal directive brings veterinarians and beekeepers together
Over the years, veterinary medicine has paid little attention to honeybees, the only insect listed as a food-producing animal.
The compliance cops
FDA cracks down on illegal drug use Early this past April, the Food and Drug Administration cracked the whip at a New York-based
Animal identification plan given thumbs-up
The Executive Board approved AVMA endorsement of the United States Animal Health Association resolution
Proposals push for more veterinarians for slaughter inspection, disease response
The National Association of Federal Veterinarians has proposed resolutions to the AVMA House of Delegates
Five chosen for councils, committee
The AVMA House of Delegates elected four council members in January 2017, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed one committee
Data indicate reduced incidence of Salmonella in raw meat, poultry
Overall, the regulatory sampling prevalence of Salmonella in raw meat and poultry continues to decrease
Egg executives exhaust appeals over prison sentences
A father and son whose unsanitary egg business sickened tens of thousands in 2010 have exhausted their appeals over their prison sentences.
Six chosen for councils, committees
The AVMA House of Delegates elected three council members in January 2016, while the AVMA Board of Directors appointed three committee
FDA guidance on antimicrobials aims to prevent resistance
Agency outlines detailed approach to evaluating animal drugs' microbiologic effects on bacteria and human health
Study finds feral pigs had antibodies to zoonotic organisms
Testing at two Texas abattoirs revealed that feral pigs had been exposed to zoonotic bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
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, pediatrics academy collaborate toward one health
The AVMA and American Academy of Pediatrics adopted a joint statement, “The Value of Professional Collaboration in Protecting the
Assessing pet supplements
A third of all U.S. households with dogs use supplements, as do about a fifth of households with cats, according to a report on pet
UGA alumni recognized
The University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine recognized four alumni with awards for service to the veterinary college and the
Stricter pathogen limits imminent for poultry
Most chicken products and some turkey products will need to meet stricter standards on Salmonella and Campylobacter
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
Committee on Antimicrobials Positions Available
Volunteers are sought to serve on the new AVMA Committee on Antimicrobials beginning in September 2016.
World Veterinary Day promotes continuing education in one health
On April 30, World Veterinary Day 2016 will promote continuing education for veterinarians in one health.