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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - September/October 1999

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter September/October 1999 Volume XIV, No V

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

  • Dwight O. Oliver, Westville, OK
  • Richard J. Lee, Booneville, AR
  • Robert Nierman, Bob & Rodney Nierman Farm, Hoyleton, IL
  • Robert Duckworth, Phillpsburg, NJ
  • Lester Meyers, Nashville, IL
  • Mitch DeGroot, Sanhill Dairy, Portales, NM
  • Egidio M. Almeida, Egidio M. or Maria Almeida Dairy, Hilmar, CA
  • Donald A. Vogt, Telview Farms, Erie, PA
  • David W. Lemstra, Westview Dairy, Tulare, CA
  • Reed A. Luce, Rockwood, PA

These violations involved illegal residues of streptomycin and amprolium in rabbits, streptomycin and terramycin in rabbits, gentamicin in cows, penicillin in a cow, oxytetracycline in a cow, sulfadimethoxine in a cow, sulfadimethoxine and penicillin in cows, oxytetracycline and sulfadimethoxine in a cow, and sulfamethazine in a cow.

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

  • John D. Moyer, Moyer & Son, Inc., Souderton, PA
  • Dean Beyer, Western Consolidated Cooperative, Holloway, MN
  • Robert C. McKernan, Hess & Clark, Inc., Ashland, OH

A warning letter was sent to Scott A. Sanders, SAS Dairy, Modesto, CA, for consigning a dairy heifer to be slaughtered for human food with illegal residues of sulfamethazine and for having a history of offering animals for sale for human food use which were adulterated with drug residues.

Lois M. Lochary, Riverbend Rabbitry, Oilton, OK, received a warning letter for offering rabbits for sale with violative residues of streptomycin, for failing to use amprolium in conformance with its approved labeling, and for using sulfaquinoxaline to treat rabbits even though this product is not approved for this use. Also, the warning letter noted that the firm had a supply of furazolidone on the premises. The use of nitrofuran drugs such as furazolidone or nitrofurazone has been banned in food-producing animals.

A warning letter was sent to Dr. Marc A. Puleo, Petmed Express, Fort Lauderdale, FL, for dispensing prescription veterinary drugs without obtaining a lawful order from a licensed veterinarian within the course of the veterinarian's professional practice.

Dr. William R. Lance, Wildlife Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Fort Collins, CO, received a warning letter because the firm has been commercially marketing veterinary drugs without approval of supplemental new animal drug applications for a change in manufacturing facilities and for revisions in manufacturing procedures as required by Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 514.8.