Review of AMDUCA and Extra-Label Drug Use in Food Animals
Keywords:Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act, Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank, extra-label drug use, food animals
This presentation will review the Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act (AMDUCA) of 1994 and how the Food Animal Residue Avoidance Databank (FARAD) provides scientifically-based residue withholding information within the context of extra-label drug use guidelines. Several beef and dairy cases will be presented to demonstrate FARAD’s successes and challenges to minimize violative drug residues in animal-derived food products. Finally, several of the research initiatives developed by FARAD scientists that have improved withdrawal time estimation will be reviewed within the context of extra-label drug use in food animals.