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REGULATORY ACTIVITIES - May/June 2000

FDA Veterinarian Newsletter May/June 2000 Volume XV, No III

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

  • Carlos C. Lourenco, Merced, CA
  • John E. Schell, Earlville, NY
  • Charles J. Steer, Cottage Grove, TN
  • Eric R. Goedhart, Amargosa Valley, NV
  • Harold A. Longnecker, Williamsburg, PA
  • Robert J. Brouwer, Visalia, CA

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

Warning letters were also sent to the following firms/individuals that had a history of offering animals for sale for human food which were adulterated with drug residues. These warning letters stated that these individuals/firms had offered animals for slaughter that contained illegal drug residues:

  • Frank J. Gomes, Stevinson, CA
  • John A. and Antone A. Slenders, Chowchilla, CA

These violations involved illegal residues of oxytetracycline in a dairy calf and penicillin in a dairy cow.

A warning letter was sent to Richard and James Kopwitz, Burlington, WA, for violations from Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs) for medicated feeds.

A warning letter was sent to Merle R. Ressler, Richard L. Thompson, and Amos S. Fisher, Fisher and Thompson, Leola, PA for the illegal purchase, holding, and sale of veterinary prescription drugs. The letter stated that their firm failed to establish controls to assure that prescription veterinary drugs are sold only upon a valid veterinarian/client/patient relationship.