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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - November/December 1998

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter November/December 1998 Volume XIII, No VI

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

  • Joseph F. Pacheco, Kingsburg, CA
  • Kenneth L. Georgeson, Georgeson Dairy, Caruthers, CA
  • Andrew DeBos, DeBos Dairy, Corona, CA
  • Arthur D. Van Beek, El Monte Dairy, Tipton, CA
  • Gerald Koetsier, Oakview Dairy, Tulare, CA
  • Samuel A. Stoltzfus, Homer City, PA
  • John J. Della, Jr., John Della and Sons Dairy, Porterville, CA
  • John M., Terry F., William, and Thomas Hargenrader, Partners, Hargenrader Farms, Marble, PA

These violations involved illegal residues of sulfadimethoxine in dairy cows, tetracycline and sulfadimethoxine in a dairy cow, tetracycline in a cow, tilmicosin in a cow, gentamicin sulfate in a dairy cow, and gentamicin in a cow.

Warning letters were also sent to the following firms/individuals which had a history of offering animals for sale for human food use which were adulterated with drug residues. These warning letters stated that these individuals/firms had offered animals for slaughter that contained illegal drug residues:

  • Gregory J. TeVelde, G.J. TeVelde Ranch, Tipton, CA
  • William J. Jongsma, William and John Jongsma Dairy, Pixley, CA
  • Manuel Goncalves, Dos Palos, CA
  • Ted A. Greidanus, Jr., CalfTech Corporation, Tipton, CA

These violations involved illegal residues of sulfadimethoxine in dairy cows, streptomycin in a dairy cow, and gentamicin sulfate in a calf.

Warning letters were sent to the following firms/individuals for violations from Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs):

  • Charles Bobendrier, Pipestone Grain Company, Pipestone, MN
  • Bruce Baker, Agri-Nutrition Group, Maryland Heights, MO