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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - January/February 2000

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter January/February 2000 Volume XV, No I

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

  • Craig R. Phelps, Edgewood Farms, Groveland, NY
  • Robert J. Hilarides, Sierra Cattle Company, Lindsay, CA
  • Jason B. Tuls, Tuls Cattle Co., Tulare, CA
  • Roger Winner, Sunnyside Farms, Inc., Mount Holly, NJ
  • Robert J. Van Grouw, Visalia, CA

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

A warning letter was sent to Jose M. Xavier, Xavier Cattle-Holsteins, Merced, CA, for consigning a dairy cow for human food that was adulterated with residues of gentamicin and for having a history of offering calves for sale for human food use which were adulterated with drug residues.

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

  • Leo Rutten, Hiawatha Milling Company, Beloit, KS
  • William R. Cramer, Star Milling Company, Perris, CA
  • Dr. F. Abel Ponce de Leon, University of Minnesota, St. Paul, MN
  • Mark C. Puliafico, Webco Chemical Corp., Dudley, MA

Johnny R. Williams, Springville, CA, received a warning letter for sale and distribution of a human prescription drug for veterinary purposes.

A warning letter was sent to Edward T. Henry, D.V.M., Dairy Veterinary Services, Tulare, CA, for serious deviations of the extra-label drug use in animals regulations (Title 21, Part 530, of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR.)

John M. Ochs, Red Bank Mills, Inc., New Bethlehem, PA, received a warning letter for significant deviations from the requirements set forth in Title 21, Part 589.2000, of the CFR (Animal Proteins Prohibited in Ruminant Feed.)