FDA Designs Antimicrobial Mobile App

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, Apps, FDA, Food

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) National Antimicrobial Resistance Monitoring System (NARMS) team has won a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Ventures Program Award to design a public health surveillance mobile application that will improve the ability of NARMS to carry out its mission. The mobile app will improve the collection of retail food surveillance data that … Read More

Farm Foundation Responds to Guidance #213 Concerns

Lizzy SchultzAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, APHIS, Education, Farm Foundation, FDA, Feed, Policy, Veterinary

Farm Foundation NFP hosted 12 workshops across the nation last fall to more than 500 livestock producers, veterinarians and feed suppliers on the new policies and requirements of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Guidance for Industry #213 concerning the use of medically-important antimicrobial drugs in food animals. The policy changes are expected to take full effect Jan. 1, … Read More

Grant Opportunity for Retail Meat Testing

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Antibiotics, FDA, Food, Meat, usda

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) has announced a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intended to enhance NARMS surveillance, one of the key activities in the National Action Plan to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance Bacteria. NARMS, launched in 1996, is a partnership between the FDA, the CDC and the USDA that tracks resistance to intestinal bacteria from retail meats, human clinical … Read More

Phibro Animal Health on Ethanol and FSMA

Cindy Zimmermanethanol, FDA, Feed

Ethanol performance and animal health go hand in hand at Phibro Animal Health Corporation, which is why the revised FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations are an important focus for the company right now. Phibo Animal Health Senior Vice President for scientific and regulatory affairs Richard Coulter says many ethanol producers are concerned about what impact the new regulations … Read More

Nitarsone Withdrawn for Animal Feed for 2016

Jamie JohansenAgribusiness, FDA, Feed, Nutrition

The FDA has announced the approval of all applications for use of nitarsone in animal feed will be withdrawn as of December 31, 2015. Beginning in 2016 there will be no FDA-approved, arsenic-based drugs for use in food producing animals. In April of this year, the FDA received a letter of commitment from Zoetis Animal Health that, stating the company … Read More

FDA Report on Antimicrobial Sales & Distribution Rise

Jamie JohansenAg Group, Animal Health, Antibiotics, FDA

The Food and Drug Administration has published its annual report summarizing the sale and distribution of antimicrobial drugs approved for use in food-producing animals. From calendar year 2013-2014, the reports shows a four percent increase for all antimicrobials and three percent increase in those medically important to human medicine. The summary report reflects sales and distribution information for 2014, the … Read More