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FDA finalizes guidance to prevent unsafe contamination of animal feed from drug carryover

February 8, 2023
By National Law Review

While FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) accepts that absolute avoidance of all batch-to-batch drug carryover may not be possible in the production of animal feed, CVM’s “Current Good Manufacturing Practice for Medicated Feeds” regulations require the establishment of equipment cleanout procedures that are adequate to avoid unsafe contamination of animal feeds with drugs.  “Unsafe” contamination of an animal feed refers to a degree of contamination, by a drug approved for a medicated feed use, that poses an unacceptable risk to human health (from consumption of milk, meat, or eggs containing drug residue) or animal health (for example, horses consuming feed contaminated with ionophore drugs like monensin can result in severe illness or death). | READ MORE

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