Veterinarians have a vital role in advancing and maintaining food safety for the benefit of society.
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…
Understanding food safety
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recently concluded its first phase of the Veterinary Student Employment
USDA celebrates 100 years of food safety
The Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service recently celebrated 100 years of protecting consumers
Member added to Food Safety Advisory Committee
The AVMA Food Safety Advisory Committee and Council on Public Health and Regulatory Veterinary Medicine reviewed a request
USDA funding studies on food safety, climate change
About $20 million in federal grants will fund research on improving food safety and addressing the impact of climate change.
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,…
FDA assesses safety of food products from cloned animals
The Food and Drug Administration has released a draft executive summary of a document that assesses the safety of food products
Presidential panel, FDA present plans for safety of food imports
Two new plans for import safety emphasize preventing problems rather than relying only on border inspections to detect
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
Increases to animal disease and food safety programs proposed in 2002 agriculture budget
Increases to animal disease and food safety programs proposed in 2002 agriculture budget In April, Agriculture…
Satellite teleconference will offer practical tools to promote food safety
Viewers will learn about practical, innovative educational tools to promote and enhance safe food practices.
Food safety, homeland security spending increases proposed in FY 2003 agriculture budget
Details of the Bush administration's proposed fiscal year 2003 Department of Agriculture budget were released in February. The
The AVMA feels that an organic label should not be interpreted as an assurance of increased food safety.
Military veterinarians continue health and safety projects in Iraq
Training and infrastructure work aimed at improving agricultural industry posted October 1, 2008 U.S. military veterinarians are restoring…
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.
Some insight into pet food recalls
Dr. Karyn Bischoff, a diagnostic toxicologist, isn't sure how it happened, but she has been at the center of several pet food recalls in the past few…
Recalls of pet food rise on the radar
Recalls of pet food are not increasing, but awareness of them might be. The primary cause of these recalls is Salmonella contamination,
Food transport to meet new sanitation standards
Over the next two years, those transporting food for humans or animals by road or rail will need to start meeting tighter
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
USDA releases organic food guidelines
USDA releases organic food guidelines After 10 years and more than 300,000 public comments, the USDA in December 2000
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.
In March, Hill's expands canned dog food recall
Hill's Pet Nutrition has expanded the scope of its recall of a variety of canned dog foods