The last eight years brought a remarkable level of regulatory burden on industry in the United States. To assist poultry and egg operations with the new reporting requirements following this ruling, USPOULTRY has developed reporting guidance documents and reporting forms.
It has been over two years since the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers published for comment the proposed rule defining the scope of waters protected by the Clean Water Act. Although it has been finalized, its implementation is, thankfully, on hold.
One constant for close to a decade has been the Environmental Protection Agency’s focus on expanding regulatory requirements for Confined Animal Feeding Operations. However, in a surprising move on July 13, EPA announced it would not pursue a rule that would allow it to collect information from CAFOs.
Although the benefits realized from the use of arsenicals are numerous, the Food and Drug Administration apparently requested the drug’s manufacturer, Alpharma, a subsidiary of Pfizer, to withdraw it from the market after completing a study that assessed arsenic levels in birds fed Roxarsone. While research is the mainstay of the poultry industry’s efficacy, the research performed by the FDA lacks the scrutiny necessary to justify FDA's rushed judgment concerning the use of Roxarsone in poultry feed diets.