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…
Formal titles: Docket Number [2005N-0272] Irradiation in the Production, Processing and Handling of Food. Docket Number [FDA-2007-D-0207] Guidance…
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…
Hogs, chickens ate pet food containing adulterants
Thousands of hogs and millions of chickens ate pet food now subject to a recall, but government agencies have found no evidence
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
US to miss foodborne disease reduction goals
Numbers of confirmed illnesses in humans resulting from common foodborne pathogens have risen or remained level for several years, putting the U.S. on…
What is FSVM?
Veterinarians protect America's – and the world's – food supply from the farm to the dinner table.
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
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
Residues rare in meat, FSIS official says
Federal food inspectors seldom find residue problems in animal products, despite intensive sampling, according to a Department of Agriculture…
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Basics
The FDA's Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) requires a veterinarian’s involvement when any medically important antibiotic is fed to a food animal…
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…
Use of the Animal Raising Claims in the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products
Formal title: Docket Number [FSIS-2008-0026] Product Labeling: Use of the Animal Raising Claims in the Labeling of Meat and Poultry Products …
FDA Draft Guidance #209 – Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2010-D-0094] Draft Guidance #209: the Judicious Use of Medically Important Antimicrobial Drugs in Food Producing
AVMA Response to the FDA Extralabel Drug Use Order of Prohibition
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition The Food and…
Livestock identification and animal traceability
The AVMA believes that permanent, unique identification of animals and premises is essential for tracing origin and destination of all livestock,
FDA withdraws arsenic-based poultry drug
An arsenic-based drug used to prevent a parasitic disease in poultry will become unavailable this fall.
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.
Layer Hen Housing Systems
Laying hen housing systems must provide feed, water, light, air quality, space and sanitation that promote good health and welfare for the hens.…
The AVMA opposes the direct sale or distribution to the consumer of unpasteurized milk or other unpasteurized dairy products.
USDA changing poultry test requirements, inspection options
Poultry companies will need to test for microbial contamination at two points in the production process
11th edition of Merck manual to be published in July
Merck & Co. will publish the 11th edition of The Merck Veterinary Manual in July.
Extralabel Use of Cephalosporins in Food-Producing Animals
Formal title: Docket Number [FDA-2008-N-0326] New Animal Drugs; Cephalosporin Drugs; Extralabel Animal Drug Use; Order of Prohibition In the July…
Stricter pathogen limits imminent for poultry
Most chicken products and some turkey products will need to meet stricter standards on Salmonella and Campylobacter