The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently sent warning letters to dairies in Idaho and New York for drug residue issues and one to a dietary supplement manufacturer in Kansas for procedural problems. FDA’s Kansas City District Office sent a letter June 23, 2014, to Wyldewood Cellars Inc. in Peck, KS, noting “significant deviations” from current good manufacturing practices during an inspection there this past fall. FDA also noted that the company’s response in December was inadequate because no written master manufacturing record was prepared and followed for each “unique formulation of a dietary supplement,” specifically Elderberry Concentrate Dietary Supplement products. On the dairy side, regulators in FDA’s Seattle District Office sent a letter dated June 23 to Veenstra Dairy Number 1 in Hagerman, ID, indicating that the dairy had in November 2013 slaughtered and sold for food a cow with excessive levels of ampicillin residues in its tissues. The dairy was also cited for not keeping complete records of drug treatments for animals or having methods for tracing animals sent to slaughter. FDA’s New York District Office sent a warning letter dated June 24 to Paul Pushlar in Cazenovia, NY, noting that an investigation of his dairy operation in April 2014 had found violations of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act. Specifically, investigators stated that he had sold a bob veal calf for slaughter as food whose tissue samples showed 70.6 parts per million of dihydrostreptomycin while FDA’s established tolerance is 2.0 ppm for residues of dihydrostreptomycin. Further, FDA stated that the drug is not approved for use in bob veal calves, so there is no acceptable level of residue for dihydrostreptomycin in those particular animals. Therefore, the “presence of this drug in edible tissue from this animal in this amount causes the food to be adulterated …,” FDA’s letter read. Recipients of these warning letters have 15 working days from receipt to outline specific steps they have taken to come into compliance with the law.