Milk Regulators Seek Proper Use of Dairy Product Terminology

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Dairy, FDA, Milk, National Milk

State milk regulators requested that the FDA work with them to enforce the proper use of milk and milk product labeling terms, a development the National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) hailed as “the strongest statement yet that the abuse of dairy terms has gone too far.” “It’s time for FDA to work with state agencies in defending standards of identity … Read More

Legislation Pushes New Labeling Laws for Soy, Almond Milk

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Dairy, FDA, idfa, Milk, National Milk, Policy

Soy and almond milk producers may soon face new labeling laws if new industry-backed legislation, sponsored by a pair of dairy state lawmakers, attracts more support in Congress. The Dairy Pride Act, sponsored by Wisconsin Sen. Tammy Baldwin and Vermont Rep. Peter Welch, would enforce longstanding FDA definitions (CFR 131.110) that define milk. The new bill expands the definition of … Read More

New CVM Center Director Announced

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Company Announcement, FDA, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has selected Steven M. Solomon, DVM, as the new leader of the agency’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM). Dr. Solomon’s will begin serving the position in January 2017. Dr. Solomon practiced large animal veterinary medicine for 10 years before joining the agency in 1990 as a Veterinary Medical Officer. He has steadily progressed through … Read More

GlobalVetLINK Hosting VFD Webinar

Lizzy SchultzAgribusiness, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Policy, Webinar

As producers gear up for the FDA’s January 1 implementation of Guidance for Industry (GFI) #209, GlobalVetLINK will be hosting a free Question & Answer Webinar related to the GFI 209 and the changes related to the use of Veterinary Feed Directives (VFDs). The webinar will be held on Tuesday, November 15 at 12:00 p.m. CT, and is intended for … Read More

FDA Hosting Webinar on FSMA Draft Guidances

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, FDA, Policy, Webinar

The FDA Foods and Veterinary Program is hosting a webinar to discuss FDA’s recent announcement of the FSMA draft guidances for current good manufacturing practices requirements for food for animals and the human food by-products for use as animal food. The webinar is set to be held October 14, 2016, 1:00 – 2:00pm, ET. The draft guidances were made in … Read More

New Website Highlights Changing Antibiotic Policies

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Health, Pharmaceutical, Policy, Veterinary

A new educational website has been launched by several animal agriculture groups that highlights the ways that U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 will change the way livestock producers may use antibiotics to treat their animals and discusses the practices used by livestock producers and animal health professionals to ensure that antibiotics are being used judiciously … Read More

Fighting Antibiotic-Resistance with Genomics

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Genomics, Health, Research

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has reported that at least 2 million illnesses and 23,000 deaths are caused each year in the United States by antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and scientists at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) are using cutting-edge technology called whole genome sequencing (WGS) to help identify the presence of antibiotic-resistant bacteria as early as … Read More

FDA Accepting Comments on GFI #213

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, legislation, Veterinary

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that the agency is entering the next phase of efforts to mitigate antimicrobial resistance through Guidance for Industry #213 (GFI #213), which will, once fully implemented, limit the use of medically important antibiotics to therapeutic-only use under the oversight of a veterinarian. The FDA has announced that it is shifting its … Read More

FDA Releases New FSMA Draft Guidances

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA, Government, Policy

As the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) continues, the FDA has issued two new draft guidances to assist industry with the implementation of the Preventive Controls for Animal Food rule, as well as another draft guidance to assist businesses in determining whether the activities they perform are within the “farm” definition. Two of the draft guidances … Read More

FDA Extends Certain FSMA Compliance Dates

Jamie JohansenAg Group, FDA, Food, food safety, Government

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is moving forward with implementing the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act, with the first major compliance dates beginning next month for large food facilities. While the major provisions of the FSMA rules are being implemented as planned, the FDA issued a final rule that extends and clarifies the compliance dates for certain provisions … Read More