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FDA Cites WI Dairy For Adulteration Violations

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned Erickson Dairy of Neillsville, WI, that it was found to be in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act after inspections at the dairy operation conducted on Dec. 2, 4, and 6, 2013.

On March 3, 2014, FDA’s Minneapolis District Office wrote to the dairy to inform the owners and that the agency was citing Erickson Dairy for selling a cow for slaughter that was considered adulterated because of unacceptable levels of drug residues in the cow’s tissues.

The investigation also found that the dairy had adulterated three new animal drugs by not using them as directed by their approved labeling or on the lawful order of a licensed veterinarian.

The letter directed Erikson Dairy to “take prompt action to correct” the cited problems and to “establish procedures to ensure that these violations do not recur.”

FDA requires a written response detailing steps for such compliance from all recipients of warning letters within 15 days of receipt of the letter.

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