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:
FDA funds food safety training program
A $1.3 million grant to develop a new food safety training program for government and industry has been awarded by the Food and Drug
Food safety problem-solving method to be explored with grant
posted February 18, 2011 Dr. H. Scott Hurd A multi-institutional project is under way to teach a new framework for problem solving…
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.
Pentobarbital in food sickens dogs, food maker wants more regulations
Five dogs became sick and one died after eating dog food later found to contain meat from a cow that had been euthanized with pentobarbital.
New network helps track problems with pet food
The Food and Drug Administration announced the launch of the Pet Event Tracking Network in August to help track problems with
USDA recruiting for slaughter inspection
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service posted flyers everywhere at AVMA Convention 2017, this past July in Indianapolis,…
Court halts medicated feed production by Florida company
A federal court order shut down medicated feed production by a company accused of safety failures and associated with the deaths of 17 horses.
Polymer chip models may improve drug testing
Translucent polymer chip models, about the size of a AA battery, could provide drug candidate safety data with greater speed and
Data show volume of antimicrobials sold
About 28.7 million pounds of antimicrobials were sold for use in food-producing animals in 2009, Food and Drug Administration data state
Congress could intervene over modified salmon
Members of Congress are pushing the Food and Drug Administration in opposite directions over whether the agency should finish investigating
FSIS updates humane treatment instructions
Updated instructions for federal food inspectors are intended to provide greater assurance that animals are treated humanely
FDA given more authority over recalls, records, imports
posted February 1, 2011 A law passed in early January gives federal regulators more authority over food production, including the ability to force…
Funding is announced for federal programs addressing veterinary shortages
In many rural communities, farm animals far exceed veterinary capacity. For instance, one slice of northwestern Kansas is home to a cattle population…
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
House bill cuts agriculture spending for FY 2012
House Republicans narrowly passed a funding bill June 16 allocating $125.5 billion for agriculture programs in FY 2012.
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.
Perdue is first veterinarian to head U.S. Agriculture Department
Dr. Sonny Perdue was sworn in as the 31st secretary of the Department of Agriculture on April 25, becoming the first veterinarian to
AVMA fellows placed in congressional offices
The AVMA announced Oct. 12 that the veterinarians selected for the 2017-18 AVMA Fellowship Program have secured yearlong placements
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.
Deep federal spending cuts to animal programs avoided, for now
President Obama signed a $182 billion appropriations package Nov. 18 that provides for animal health and welfare programs,
Legislators seek to end tax on veterinary student loan program
A bipartisan effort to repeal the tax on a Department of Agriculture program that pays off student loan debt for veterinarians working
AVMA helping veterinarians take on telemedicine
The AVMA is providing guidance and soon a toolkit to help veterinarians take on telemedicine in practice.