2014-2015 Lasalocid Feed Contamination Investigation - FDA Overview (1486)
Public and Corporate Practice |  Food Safety
Sunday |  8:00 AM -  8:50 AM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||217B



Alfred Montgomery DVM

Alfred Montgomery is a retired Commander within the Public Health Service. He is a native Washingtonian and a graduate from Tuskegee University School of Veterinary Medicine. He worked with USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service in the domestic program and in International Programs. He joined the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Veterinary Services on the Import Export Staff and as an Area Veterinarian in Charge of the States of New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He was then called to proudly serve in the US Army Veterinary Corps during the first Gulf War in Saudi Arabia. He joined FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition within the newly created Office of Seafood to establish corps regulatory veterinary principles to an emerging aquaculture industry. He then worked in the in FDA evaluating clinical trials of human devices. He was a partner/practitioner in a veterinary clinic until recently and is now serving in Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) in the Office of Surveillance and Compliance. He is a jogger, gardener, and birder. He has been a Big Brother and volunteers with public school system students to read.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 1


A major feed contamination event and investigation took place in 2014-2015 related to contamination of livestock feed with lasalocid. Multiple states were impacted. The incident resulted in mortality of turkeys and economic loss within the swine industry. This talk will review FDA's role in investigating the contamination and summarize the findings of the investigation. There are multiple lessons learned from this incident that will be shared.

Learning Objectives

1. Gain understanding of how feed contamination incidents are investigated

2. Gain understanding of the complexity of feed ingredients and the manufacturingof animal feed