Understanding food safety
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recently concluded its first phase of the Veterinary Student Employment
USDA awards grants for research on food safety
The Department of Agriculture has awarded more than $12 million in grants to universities to advance the National Integrated Food
USDA offers food safety tips during weather emergencies
The Department of Agriculture has provided consumers with a list of recommendations for keeping food safe
Veterinary public health intertwined with food safety at Codex meeting
After eight years of discussion and debate, the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene approved principles and guidelines for microbial risk
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 urges HACCP reassessments
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is encouraging slaughterers of young calves
FSIS invites proposals on reducing foodborne illness
posted May 15, 2005 The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service is accepting proposals for cooperative agreement projects…
FSIS wants to privatize some pig slaughter duties
Proposed regulations would shift food inspection duties in swine slaughter from federal employees to private ones.
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…
World Veterinary Day promotes sustainable development
The theme of World Veterinary Day 2018, which falls on April 28, is “The role of the veterinary
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.
Raw meat diets spark concern
In recent years, feeding dogs raw meat has become increasingly popular. The trend, however, has sparked health concerns
In surprise move, Crawford resigns as FDA commissioner
Two months after a grueling confirmation hearing to head the FDA, Dr. Lester M. Crawford Jr. abruptly resigned his post
The heated topic of raw milk
Unpasteurized milk has found a niche, with devoted followers hyping its taste and purported health benefits.
Foodborne illnesses continue downward trend
Foodborne infections caused by several bacterial pathogens are on the decline
Petition filed to keep antimicrobials out of feed
The petitioners have requested that the antimicrobials no longer be used as agricultural feed additives to promote growth
USDA proposes easing restrictions on Japanese beef imports
APHIS and the FSIS determined that it is not necessary to continue to prohibit the importation of whole cuts of boneless beef from Japan.