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According to the USDA OIG Audit Report 33601-0003-23, previously available online, APHIS Animal Care (AC) had agreed that it would review barrier issues and may require reporting of escapes and
Continue Reading Animal Exhibitor Alert: Follow-Up to Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (APHIS) Controls Over Licensing of Animal Exhibitors

U.S. Cattlemen’s Association (USCA) submitted a Petition for Rule Making to USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) on Feb. 9, 2018 requesting “that FSIS exclude products not derived directly
Continue Reading USDA Food Safety and Inspection Service responds to petitions regarding labeling of products that are not produced from directly from animals

In June 2021, the USDA Office of Inspector General published its report, Animal Care Program Oversight of Dog Breeders, evaluating Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s (“APHIS”) controls to ensure
Continue Reading Notice to AWA registrants and licensees. How USDA OIG Audit Report: Animal Care Program Oversight of Dog Breeders may impact you.

Recently, the Eight Circuit upheld one of two challenged provisions of Iowa’s Agricultural Production Facility Fraud statute.  The Access Provision passed constitutional muster against allegations that the statute violated the
Continue Reading The Access Provision of Iowa’s Agricultural Production Facility Fraud statute does not violate the First Amendment free speech clause

FDA has continued to exercise its authority, via guidance documents, which FDA says, while not legally enforceable, represent the agencies current thinking on the topic.  To further the judicious use
Continue Reading FDA issues guidance #263 recommending that animal-approved over-the-counter medially important antimicrobial drugs are required to be overseen by veterinarians before sale and use.