FDA’s Survey of Milk Finds Few Drug Residues

The US Food and Drug Administration has announced results from its milk sampling survey, involving the testing of nearly 2,000 dairy farms for drug residues in milk.  More than 99 percent of the samples are free of drug residue concern—underscoring the safety of the US milk supply.  These findings provide evidence that the nation’s milk safety system is effective in helping to prevent drug residues of concern in milk, even in those limited instances when medications are needed to maintain the health of dairy cattle.

To read the full drug residue sampling survey report and to obtain additional related information, please visit the FDA’s webpage on drug residues.

For more information regarding milk quality please visit UW Milk Quality or please contact extension milk quality specialist Pam Ruegg.  For more information regarding a meat quality assurance please visit Wisconsin Beef & Dairy Quality Assurance Program, or contact UW-Extension Taylor County Agriculture Agent Sandy Stuttgen.

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