Although not typically on the minds of the public, regulation and inspection of animal feeds affects them every day, from keeping their pet foods safe to preventing BSE (“Mad Cow Disease”) from entering the United States. Feed inspection is also important to farmers and ranchers by safeguarding livestock feed thus ensuring that the meat, milk and eggs produced are safe for humans as well.
The new FDA report on drug residues in milk concludes that milk is safe, but if they found any drugs at all, how safe can it really be?
A University of California-Davis research team is enrolling organic and conventional farms to participate in a research opportunity for small to medium size farms.
During their one month stay on Isla de Ometepe the One Healthy Village at a Time team learned that for the villagers on the island, every day is spent thinking about food and where it will come from.
Veterinary medicine will play an increasingly important role in global health and food security.
Dr. Bennie Osburn, dean emeritus of the School of Veterinary Medicine at U.C. Davis, and director of outreach and training at the Western Institute for Food Safety and Security, writes in his letter to the editor of The New York Times that the critical role wildlife and domestic animals play in the spread of disease cannot be stressed enough. Wildlife have yielded 300 new viruses with the potential to infect people.
WIFSS delivered a 4-hour One-Health track at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine Center for Continuing Professional Education Winter Conference.
The USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has released an Action Plan that outlines the steps it will take to address Salmonella in meat and poultry products.
Why is a food safety veterinarian working so often with wildlife? Find out in The Uncommon Veterinarian Podcast on public health and food safety.