FARAD is a congressionally-mandated risk-management program that is supported by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). In view of limited resources, FARAD's focus is limited to food animal species exclusively. The program is maintained by a consortium of universities, including University of California-Davis (UCD), University of Florida (UF), Kansas State University (KSU) and North Carolina State University (NCSU). FARAD's primary mission is to prevent or mitigate illegal or harmful residues of drugs, pesticides, biotoxins and other chemical agents that may contaminate foods of animal origin.

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04-01-15: The FDA announced that Zoetis Animal Health will suspend the sales of nitarsone by fall and formally withdraw the approval for the drug by the end of 2015.
03-27-15: The White House released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria, including a five-part approach to curb antibiotic resistance.
03-05-15: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced results from its Milk Sampling Survey that found a low incidence of residues for drugs of concern.
Link to FARAD's Online Submission form to submit a question or receive advice regarding residue avoidance or mitigation.
Link to VetGRAM to search VetGRAM for FDA approved food animal drugs or to access our mobile-friendly VetGRAM, optimized for the iPad and other handheld devices.
Link to the FARAD PDF describing Mobile VetGRAM to view details and download instructions with regard to our new Android App, available now, in the Google play store.
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Link to WDI lookup to search FARAD-recommended withdrawal intervals (WDI) for extra-label use of approved food animal drugs.
Link to online registration page to register with FARAD and sign up to receive newsletters and alerts.