Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
Food safety policies updated
Four AVMA policies relating to food safety saw revisions proposed by the Food Safety Advisory Committee
Food Safety of Cloned Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [2003N-0573] Draft Animal Cloning Risk Assessment; Proposed Risk Management Plan; Draft Guidance for Industry;…
Food Safety Working Group reports on progress
Federal agencies have taken a number of steps recently to improve food safety, according to a December 2011 progress report from
Veterinary student training programs in food safety, security, and defense
The AVMA recommends that the state and federal entities develop and expand training programs for veterinary students in the area of food safety,…
Cold weather animal safety
You’re probably already aware of the risks posed by warm weather, but did you know that cold weather also poses serious threats to your pets'
The AVMA feels that an organic label should not be interpreted as an assurance of increased food safety.
Judge orders antimicrobial safety evaluation
In June, a U.S. magistrate ordered federal authorities to evaluate the safety of many uses of antimicrobials in
Formal titles: Docket Number [2005N-0272] Irradiation in the Production, Processing and Handling of Food. Docket Number [FDA-2007-D-0207] Guidance…
Processes for microbial reduction in food
The AVMA supports microbial reduction processes, such as pasteurization, irradiation, and hyperbaric treatment to improve food safety, food quality,…
Food animal health emergency planning
The veterinary profession has a responsibility to ensure the safety of foods of animal origin and to protect the health of American consumers.
About the Food Supply Veterinary Medicine Coalition
View the FSVMC report About the FSVMC Food Supply Veterinary Medicine (FSVM) is a new term that encompasses all aspects of veterinary medicine's…
Wildlife, trade, susceptibility amplify food risks
Domestic and wild sources of food, along with global trade, carry microbial risks to humans, and global health professionals are trying to
Raw Pet Foods and the AVMA's Policy: FAQ
Answers to commonly asked questions about AVMA policy on raw or undercooked animal-source protein in dog and cat diets.
Approval and Labeling of Food Made from AquAdvantage Salmon
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-N0385] Food Labeling: Labeling of Food Made From AquAdvantage Salmon; Public Hearing and Request for Comments …
Salmonella contamination in dog food linked to outbreak in humans
Governmental officials have linked an outbreak of Salmonella Infantis infection in humans with dry dog food from a Diamond Pet Foods
H.R. 3553, Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act
AVMA Position: Nonsupport Summary: The Genetically Engineered Food Right to Know Act would amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act…
Salmonella: Dry Pet Foods and Pet Treats (FAQ)
Questions/answers about Salmonella and pet food: How can pet food become contaminated? How can humans and pets become infected? How can you minimize…
Reorganize roles of FSIS Veterinarians
The Executive Board approved cooperative efforts of the AVMA to work with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service as they reorganize and restructure…
New residue tests expand screening, reduce sampling
Officials with the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service expect to find illegal drug and chemical residues in meat
Cephalosporin use restricted in livestock
The Food and Drug Administration is increasing restrictions on extralabel use of cephalosporin-class antimicrobials in most food animals
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
Proposal calls for changes in antimicrobial use
The Food and Drug Administration hopes a guide and draft guide on antimicrobial use and availability
Report says animal management research needed
A report from a science source for food, agricultural, and environmental issues calls for research on connections among animal
FSIS to expand E coli testing
Federal food inspectors plan to test for more Escherichia coli strains in beef trim starting in March by expanding scrutiny to six