June 14, 2011

Almost 1,000 licensed medicated-feed mills in North America

At 985 locations around the United States and Canada, companies hold medicated feed licenses from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), varying from well-known companies such as Tyson, Cargill, Perdue, Foster Farms, and Land O' Lakes to small family businesses never heard of.

When a feed miller has successfully completed the application process it can start mixing antibiotic growth promoters in livestock feed. The medicated feed mill industry accounts for 80 percent of the annual antibiotic use in the United States.

Not all are good
FDA inspects feed mills for animals just as it does food manufacturing facilities for humans. Recently two mills (in Kansas and Virginia) received warning letters after the FDA found ‘significant deviations’ from Current Good Manufacturing Practice. Read more ...

This blog is written by Martin Little, The Global Miller, published and supported by the GFMT Magazine and the International Milling Directory from Perendale Publishers

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