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FDA opens Reportable Food Registry electronic portal

September 10, 2009

Washington -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration opened the new Reportable Food Registry (RFR), an electronic portal that food-industry officials are now required to use to alert the FDA when they have reason to believe their products might sicken or kill humans or animals.

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Veterinary, human-medicine researchers working on H1N1 diagnostic tools

August 20, 2009

Manhattan, Kan. -- Two Kansas State professors and one from Iowa State University are collaborating with a scientist at the New York State Department of Health (NYDH) on diagnostic and intervention tools for the H1N1 virus.

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Senate votes to cut funding for animal ID program in half

August 7, 2009

Washington -- The Senate voted this week to slash funding for the National Animal Identification System (NAIS) developed by the Department of Agriculture as a means of protecting the nation's food supply.

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Study cites flaws in decision to move Plum Island lab to Kansas

August 7, 2009

Washington -- A new government study says the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) didn't adequately assess the biosecurity and economic risks of moving the Plum Island, N.Y., animal-disease research lab to a Kansas State University site in Manhattan, Kan.

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FDA closes Teva Animal Health plant

August 4, 2009

The USDA has filed an injunction against Teva Animal Health Inc. leaders.

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House bill would ban some antibiotics for food animals

August 1, 2009

A new federal bill seeks to ban some uses of antibiotics for food-animals because they are considered too important for human health.

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FTC delays implementation of Red Flags rule until Nov. 1

July 29, 2009

Washington -- The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) again delayed implementation of its new rules to fight identity theft. The enforcement date for the controversial Red Flags rule is now Nov. 1, 2009, the agency reports today in a prepared statement.

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Identity theft rules deadline looms

July 23, 2009

Washington -- As the deadline nears to implement Federal Trade Commission's Identity Theft rules, federal agencies issued a set of frequently asked questions to help affected businesses, such as veterinary practices, comply.

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FFA awards two AVMA scholarships

July 20, 2009

Schaumburg, Ill. -- Two future food-animal veterinarians were awarded scholarships from the Future Farmers of America.

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