Ground meat and exotic game meats, particularly those ordered from online retailers, sometimes are mislabeled and contain different animal species according to two recent food-science studies from Chapman University in California.
IDT Biologika announced this week the acquisition of Gallant Custom Laboratories, based in Ontario, Canada. The transaction is to close August 31, 2015. Gallant Custom Laboratories is the only Canadian company authorized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) to manufacture autogenous viral and bacterial vaccines.
As part of its overall efforts to address compounded drugs, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has released a draft “Guidance for Industry (GFI) #230, Compounding Animal Drugs from Bulk Drug Substances.”
Although the U.S. has been free of foot-and-mouth disease (FMD), the checkoff recognizes the importance of being prepared to communicate with industry and consumer representatives in the event of such a crisis.