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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Call for Action!
  1. 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.
  2. The FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is proposing to update its rules regarding tolerances for residues of new animal drugs in food. Read the official docket.
    Public comments are being accepted through December 27th.
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