FDA Shuts Down Teva Plant

ST. JOSEPH, Mo. (AP) -- The Teva Animal Health Inc. plant in St. Joseph has been closed until it can comply with federal regulations.

The Food and Drug Administration closed the plant on Friday, saying it failed to comply with current good manufacturing regulations and had significant violations. The FDA did not detail the specific violations at the plant, which manufactures generic animal health products.

The injunction means the company, its president and two officials from its parent company are restricted from manufacturing and distributing adulterated veterinary drugs.

Denise Bradley, a spokeswoman for Teva Pharmaceuticals, said in a statement that the company is analyzing each product, retraining all of production employees, and revalidating its equipment, processes and methods.

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