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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - November/December 2002

by Karen A. Kandra
FDA Veterinarian Newsletter 2002 Volume XVI, No VI

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

  • Brian A. Sipley, Owner, BCS Farms, Peru, NY
  • Andy J. Laming, Owner, Pine View Dairy, Arlington, WA
  • Richard R. Talcott, Co-Owner, Ashland Farms LLC, Aurora, NY
  • Charles L. Guard, DVM, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Gary A. Gorzeman, Owner, Gorzeman Dairy Idaho, Gooding, ID
  • John Reitsma, Co-Owner, J & J Dairy, Jerome, ID

The above violations involved illegal residues of sulfadimethoxine in a cow, neomycin in a calf, penicillin in a cow, sulfamethoxazole in a veal calf, penicillin in a downer cow, and penicillin in a dairy cow.

A warning letter was issued to Thomas A. Kruse, President, Iowa Veterinary Supply Company, Iowa Falls, IA, for sales of prescription drugs for veterinary use that are adulterated within the meaning of Section 501(a)(5) of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and misbranded within the meaning of Section 502(t)(1) of the Act. The drugs "Amoxicillin Oral Suspension USP" and "Sulfamethoxazole and Trimethoprim Oral Suspension USP" among others, are human drugs that are being dispensed for animal use without the required labeling, including adequate directions for use.