The U.S. dairy industry keeps raising the bar when it comes to safety standards. From October 1, 2022, to September 30, 2023, only 345 milk samples out of 3.7 million tested positive for animal drug use, or 0.009%. That number is a record low. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) began tracking this data in 1994.

The U.S. dairy herd has remained under 1,000 positive milk samples for 12 consecutive years and below 500 since 2020. View these numbers and other milk data in the FDA’s most recent “National Milk Drug Residue Database 2023 Annual Report” here.