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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - May/June 1999

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 1999 Volume XIV, No III

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

  • Steven H. Nash, Nash Farms, Inc., Selma, CA
  • Robert Wilbur, Wilbur Brothers, Tulare, CA
  • Frank R. Coelho, Coelho Dairy, Modesto, CA
  • Tony Martin Sr., Partner, Martin's Dairy, Chino, CA
  • Michael H. Frings, Mike Frings Cattle Company, Tulare, CA
  • John L. Borba, Borba Dairy Farms, Hilmar, CA
  • Joe B. Lopes, Owner, El Nido, CA
  • Douglas and Debra Hillegass, Mountain View Farm, Berlin, PA
  • Ron Calfe, C Bar D Cattle Company, Gravity, IA
  • Robert A. Brumbaugh Sr. and Jr., Brumbaugh Farms, Martinsburg, PA
  • Roy S. Remund, Remund Dairy, Inc., Midway, UT
  • Richard H. Byma, By-Acres Farm, Sussex, NJ

These violations involved illegal residues of sulfadimethoxine in dairy cows; oxytetracycline in a dairy cow; streptomycin in a calf; oxytetracycline and sulfamethazine in cows; gentamicin in a heifer calf; neomycin in a cow; tilmicosin in a heifer; penicillin in a cow; gentamicin and streptomycin in cows;

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:

  • Robert D. Kelly Jr., Flying H Dairy, Stevinson, CA
  • Leo Warmerdam, Warmerdam Dairy, Inc., Hanford, CA
  • Melvin Laughery, Fontanelle, IA
  • Ezequiel "Ike" Tapia, Tapia Brothers Dairy Inc., Miles, TX
  • Mark P. Mayo, Mayo Dairy, Le Grand, CA

These violations involved illegal residues of sufadimethoxine in cows; tilmicosin and gentamicin in a heifer; gentamicin in a dairy cow;

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

  • Thomas T. Rucks, United Feed Co-op, Inc., Okeechobee, FL
  • James E. Cherwinka, Wausau Chemical Corporation, Wausau, WI