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FDA Veterinarian Newsletter July/August 1999 Volume XIV, No IV

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

  • M&P Dairy, Casa Grande, AZ
  • Jim Ward, MN DAK Dairy, Cleveland, MN
  • Carl M. Sousa, White River Dairy, Stratford, CA
  • Horizon Dairy, Chandler, AZ
  • Neil Zwart, Neil Zwart Dairy, Kingsburg, CA
  • Stephen E. Haines, Haines Farms, Cortland, NY
  • Paul Pires, Westside Holsteins, Los Banos, CA
  • Robert Thomas, Louisville, OH
  • Mark St. Pierre, Richford, VT
  • Augustino R. Dominguez, Corcoran, CA

These violations involved illegal residues of oxytetracycline in dairy cows, streptomycin in cows, penicillin in a cow, gentamicin in a cow, neomycin in a cow, oxytetracycline and sulfadimethoxine in a dairy cow, and gentamicin in a feeder steer.

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

  • Ralph T. Oldham, Oak Grove Pork Farm, Inc., Oak Grove, LA
  • Paul V. Sella, Jr., Producers Feed Company, Isola, MS

A warning letter was sent to D. Michael Hoover, Michael Hoover Dairy Farm, Tyrone, PA, for offering a cow for slaughter which contained violative residues of penicillin and sulfadimethoxine and offering for sale for slaughter another cow which contained violative residues of gentamicin.

Steve Fricke, Buckley Brothers, Inc., Wilmington, OH, received a warning letter for having significant deviations from the requirements in Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 589.2000 -- Animal Protein Prohibited in Ruminant Feed.

A warning letter was sent to Arend Van Vliet and John G. Visser, Partners, Rock Creek Dairy, Farmington, CA, offering a bull calf for sale with illegal residues of neomycin and for having a history of offering animals for sale for human food use which were adulterated with drug residues.