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FDA halts medicated feed manufacturing

The US Food and Drug Administration has prohibited Milbank Mills, an animal feed mill in Chillicothe, Missouri, from manufacturing, processing, or distributing medicated animal feed.

Milbank Mills and its officers face these restrictions until they comply with current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) requirements for medicated animal feeds.

FDA has cited the defendants for numerous deviations from cGMP over the last five years.

FDA inspected Milbank Mills four times during this period, and found gross deviations from cGMP that resulted in voluntary recalls of medicated animal feeds.

Despite repeated warnings from FDA, the defendants have continued to manufacture medicated animal feeds in violation of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and its regulations.

Among other cGMP violations, Milbank Mills repeatedly failed to store and handle drugs properly to maintain their effectiveness, did not maintain records of drug inventory and use, and did not adequately test its feed products to ensure that they contained the correct amounts of drugs.

In addition, Milbank Mills did not accurately label its medicated feed products or provide adequate directions for their use.

Under the consent decree, failure to comply with the terms could result in civil or criminal penalties.

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