A well-known Vermont dairy farm is in hot water with the FDA and U.S. Department of Justice. Yesterday three members of Correia Family Farms agreed to settle a case convicting them of violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act by selling meat for human consumption that contained drug residues. They had been given two warnings.

According to the warning letter FDA sent to the Correia family in March 2013 a heifer from their farm was sold for slaughter while under antibiotic treatment. A tissue sample of the slaughtered animal tested positive for more than 32 times the legal residue limit of desfuroylceftiofur at 12. 96 parts per million.

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