The Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association (WVMA) has announced Dr. Glen Johnson, Reedsburg, as the first veterinarian to achieve Food Armor™ Accredited Veterinarian status.
To achieve this status, Dr. Johnson went through over 15 hours of continuing education on food safety and proper medication use through the Food Armor™ program. Once complete, he needed to pass a quiz evaluation with a 90 percent or greater pass rate.
"To maintain his accreditation status, Dr. Johnson will need to renew his Food Armor™ Accreditation every two years which includes a continuing education requirement focused on program updates and updates on food safety and proper medication use," says Dr. Katie Mrdutt, Food Armor™ outreach specialist.
Dr. Johnson worked with Cattail Dairy, Wonewoc, to help achieve his accreditation. Cattail Dairy is the first farm to become Food Armor™ Certified.
"For a farm to earn Food Armor™ certification, they need to work with a Food Armor™ Accredited Veterinarian to implement and maintain a Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan for proper medication use on their farm which meets all of the requirements of the Food Armor™ program," says Dr. Mrdutt.