Friday, April 19, 2013

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE) Feed Safety Support Program Grants Fiscal Year 2011: October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011 FDA

Center for Veterinary Medicine

U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Fiscal Year 2011: October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011

Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE)

Feed Safety Support Program Grants

The Ruminant Feed Ban Support Program and the cooperative agreements (grants) to state feed regulatory agencies that were initiated in FY 2006 were extended for another 5 years, after modification of the program and re-competition for the grants by interested states. The first 5-year cycle focused solely on BSE by providing supplemental funding to 12 states to help them increase their abilities to find and monitor companies that manufacture, distribute, and transport animal feed or whose operations involve feeding ruminant animals. That program was very successful. In the second 5-year cycle, the program has been broadened to help the state feed regulatory programs address other feed safety issues, in addition to BSE.

The Ruminant Feed Ban/Feed Safety Support Program is supported by the FDA’s Office of Regulatory Affairs, FDA’s Division of Federal-State Relations, and CVM’s Office of Surveillance and Compliance, to enhance state, territorial, and tribal animal feed safety infrastructure and BSE prevention programs. Under these agreements, the state regulatory agencies may use the funds to purchase equipment, conduct inspections, undertake sample collection and laboratory analysis, and/or make educational outreach to increase industry compliance with the ruminant feed ban and other regulations. The 12 states currently enrolled were awarded up to $250,000 each. These states are Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Texas, and Washington.

Other Compliance Actions

During FY 2011, FDA conducted 112 domestic and 7 foreign animal drug-related inspections. The agency also conducted 430 medicated feed mill inspections. In addition, the states conducted 5,517 inspections related to the BSE feed ban, and FDA conducted 1,519 such inspections. Also during the year, CVM processed 79 Warning Letters, 11 injunction actions, 2 seizure actions, and 23 untitled letters. (These numbers include the actions reported in the section of this report entitled, “Avoiding Unsafe Residues in Human Food,” on page 43.)

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