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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - March/April 1998

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter March/April 1998 Volume XIII, No II

The following firms/individuals received warning letters for offering animals for slaughter that contained illegal drug residues:

  • Alfred C. Bairos, DeSimas and Bairos Dairy, Oakdale, CA
  • Antonio M. Cabral, Galt, CA
  • Daniel T. Aprile, Aprile Farms, Inc., Temple Terrace, FL
  • Douglas Weaver, Columbiana, OH
  • Gary J. Van Der Geest, Van Der Geest Dairy Cattle, Inc., Merrill, WI
  • Greg D. Hooker, Diamond H. Dairy, Escalon, CA
  • James Heida, Milky Way Dairy, Escalon, CA
  • John D. Whiting, New Wilmington Slaughterhouse, New Wilmington, PA
  • Loek Van Wamerdam, Nicolaus, CA
  • Manuel Goncalves, Dos Palos, CA
  • Paul H. Codorniz, Codorniz Dairy, Tulare, CA
  • Peter J. DeJong, Bakersfield, CA
  • Petrissas Dairy, Bakersfield, CA
  • Sylvester Vander Tuig, Jay Vander Tuig Dairy, Strathmore, CA
  • Tony C. Mello, Buena Vista Dairy, Tulare, CA
  • Tony Dutra, Dutra Farms, Manteca, CA
  • William Tolsma, Cal Chris Holsteins, Turlock, CA

These violations involved illegal residues of penicillin in cows, sulfadimethoxine in dairy cows, tetracycline in a cow, gentamicin in a calf, tilmicosin in a dairy cow, sulfadimethoxine in a calf, gentamicin in a dairy cow, oxytetracycline in a cull dairy cow, oxytetracycline in a calf, tetracycline in a calf, and gentamicin and sulfamethoxazole in a cull dairy calf.

Warning letters were sent to the following firms/individuals for violations from GMPs:

  • Arthur W. Huguley IV, Westway Trading Corporation, New Orleans, LA
  • Raymond Gerringa, Carbon County Cattle Co., Boyd, MT
  • Thomas A. Ewing, ASAS, Inc., St. Paul, MN
  • William R. Cammack, C&H Chemical, St. Paul, MN