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Center for Veterinary Medicine; United States Food and Drug Administration

Governmental institutions
7519 Standish Place, Rockville, Maryland, USA
240-402-7190
The mission statement for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) reads: “Protecting Human and Animal Health.” To achieve this broad mission, CVM: Makes sure an animal drug is safe and effective before approving it. The center approves animal drugs for companion (pet) animals, such as dogs, cats, and horses; and for food-producing animals, such as cattle, pigs, and chickens. If the drug is for a food-producing animal, before approving it, the center also makes sure that food products made from treated animals—meat, milk, and eggs—are safe for people to eat; Monitors the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs on the market; Makes sure food for animals—which includes animal feed, pet food, and pet treats—is safe, made under sanitary conditions, and properly labeled; Makes sure a food additive for use in food for animals is safe and effective before approving it; Conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals; and Helps make more animal drugs legally available for minor species, such as fish, hamsters, and parrots; and for minor (infrequent and limited) uses in a major species, such as cattle, turkeys, and dogs.
Feed Safety is important (to us) because
A safe animal feed supply helps ensure healthy animals and people. To that end, the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM): monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, and manages the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) medicated feed and pet food programs.
Working language
English
Active in the following regions
Northern America (excluding Mexico)‬‬‬‬‬
Specific country:
United States of America
Services/products offered by the organization/institution
We are the US regulatory authority for all animal food and animal dugs
Main activities:
Makes sure an animal drug is safe and effective before approving it. The center approves animal drugs for companion (pet) animals, such as dogs, cats, and horses; and for food-producing animals, such as cattle, pigs, and chickens. If the drug is for a food-producing animal, before approving it, the center also makes sure that food products made from treated animals—meat, milk, and eggs—are safe for people to eat; Monitors the safety and effectiveness of animal drugs on the market; Makes sure food for animals—which includes animal feed, pet food, and pet treats—is safe, made under sanitary conditions, and properly labeled; Makes sure a food additive for use in food for animals is safe and effective before approving it; Conducts research that helps FDA ensure the safety of animal drugs, food for animals, and food products made from animals; and Helps make more animal drugs legally available for minor species, such as fish, hamsters, and parrots; and for minor (infrequent and limited) uses in a major species, such as cattle, turkeys, and dogs.

Contact person

Name/surname: Daniel G McChesney, Ph.D.
Function/Position: Director, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, Center for Veterinary Medicine
Phone: 1+240-402-7190
Email: daniel.mcchesney@fda.hhs.gov

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