Are your Treatment Records FDA Ready?

The FDA has specific treatment records requirements designed to avoid drug residues in milk and meat.  Failure to maintain complete treatment records is the most commonly cited reason for drug residue violations.

Take a couple minutes to complete this assessment to determine if your treatment records are complete.

We suggest that you should be able to answer ‘YES’ to all questions.  To answer ‘YES’ to each question that information must be recorded on paper or in a computer program and be available for at least 2 years.

 1. Within your treatment records do you have:

a. Animal ID?

b. Treatment Date?

c. Drug Given?

d. Disease Treated?

YES  NO

YES  NO

YES  NO

YES  NO
 2. Within your treatment records, or established treatment protocols, are the following stated:

a. Dosage?

b. Route of Administration?

c. Withdrawal time for meat and milk (even if it is 0)?

YES  NO

YES  NO

YES  NO
 3. Is the individual who gave the drug recorded?YES  NO
 4. Is the date the animal can be slaughtered and milk can be used recorded in their record?YES  NO

If you answered ‘NO’ to any question, click here to find out why each piece is important and to get recommendations on how to record these pieces of information.