MIAMI (Legal Newsline) — A complaint has been filed against Syfrett Feed Company Inc. (Syfrett Feed) of Okeechobee, Florida; Charles B. Syfrett I, owner and president; Melissa S. Montes De Oca, vice president; and Charles B. Syfrett II, operations manager, citing adulteration and misbranding of medicated animal feed, violating of the federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDCA).
The U.S. Department of Justice filed the complaint Feb. 1 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
According to the complaint, the company didn't list the name of the active drug ingredients on the label of its medicated animal feeds and didn't include instructions on the label that were adequate to use.
“The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act is designed to make sure that medicated animal feed has sufficient labeling to ensure its safe use,” Acting Assistant Attorney General Chad A. Readler, head of the Justice Department’s Civil Division, said. “The Department of Justice will work closely with the FDA to ensure that medicated animal feeds are manufactured in compliance with current good manufacturing practices.”
Syfrett Feed manufactures and distributes medicated and non-medicated feed used mostly for food-producing animals and fowl.
Jocelyn Hines of the Civil Division’s Consumer Protection Branch and Assistant U.S. Attorney Christopher Cheek of the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of Florida are handling the case.