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.
Keeping Our Food Safe
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Study finds Listeria in raw pet foods
In a recent study, one-third of samples of raw dog or cat foods ordered online were positive for Listeria organisms.
Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food Combinations
AVMA comments on Federal Register Notice Docket No. FDA-2013-N-1043 Draft Qualitative Risk Assessment of Risk of Activity/Animal Food
FDA’s Dunham delves into drug issues
Dr. Bernadette Dunham, director of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, recently fielded questions
One Health Career Paths
Career opportunity descriptions for qualified veterinarians interested in Public Health & One Health.
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
Board makes appointments
The AVMA Executive Board, now called Board of Directors, named the following individuals to the entities indicated
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.
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.
USDA changing poultry test requirements, inspection options
Poultry companies will need to test for microbial contamination at two points in the production process
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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
Supplement companies made changes after facing crackdown
The availability of glucosamine for animals seemed to be in question 15 years ago.
One health in action
The 2014 Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Annual Conference had a theme of “One health in veterinary medical education
Research, public health leaders honored by AAVMC
The Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges honored Drs. Yoshihiro Kawaoka, John A. Herrmann, Matthew Mellema, & Joe N. Kornegay
Raising global veterinary standards
The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) hosted a conference this past December during which 23 recommendations