• FDA Proposes New Regulations for Unapproved Animal Drug Residues in Imported Food

    The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a new proposed regulation on Wednesday, 25 January that aims to provide a stable pathway for persons requesting the import of food items containing residues of animal drugs that are unapproved in the US. The proposed regulation -  Import Tolerances for Residues of Unapproved New Animal Drugs in Food   - is the final outstanding action FDA needs to take to fully implement the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1...
  • Draft Guideline Released by EMA on Pharmacological ADIs for Veterinary Medicinal Products

    The European Medicines Agency (EMA)  released a draft guideline  on 23 January on pharmacological acceptable daily intake (ADI), titled Guideline on the approach to establish a pharmacological ADI . The guideline advises when to establish a pharmacological ADI, how to conduct studies and what endpoints must be addressed. EU legislation requires that any food produced from animals that are treated with veterinary medicinal products be free from medicinal residu...