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Dairy Farm Warned by FDA for Adulterated Meat with Drug Residues

The FDA issued a warning letter to an Iowa dairy, Roorda Dairy LLC, after finding some of its animals sold for slaughter as food were adulterated. Specifically, the FDA found the presence of the drug tetracycline in edible tissue of the animal at levels up to 3 and 5 times the legal limit. Additionally, FDA investigators found that the firm’s extralabel use of the new animal drug Vetrimycin 100 was not used “as directed by its approved labeling” under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian. The FDA also found that Roorda provided a false guaranty that the animals presented for slaughter did not have an illegal level of drug residues. Click here to read more about the situation.


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