FARAD is a congressionally-mandated risk-management program that is supported by the USDA. The primary mission of FARAD is to provide science-based expert advice to help mitigate unsafe chemical residues (drugs, pesticides, biotoxins, etc.) in products derived from food animals. The program is maintained by a consortium of universities, including University of California-Davis, University of Florida, Kansas State University and North Carolina State University.

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  • FDA completes its implementation of Guidance for Industry #213. Read the announcement posted on January 3rd.
  • FDA Seeks Public Input on Next Steps to Help Ensure Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Animal Agriculture.
    Public comments are being accepted through March 13, 2017.
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