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Category Archive: Documents, PHT US, VFD Library

Guidance for Industry No 233

Common questions and answers regarding veterinary feed directive regulations.

Drugs transitioning from over-the-counter to Veterinary Feed Directive status

A list of drugs that will require a VFD as of January 1, 2017 is provided in this document.

FDA Fact Sheet: Veterinary Feed Directive final rule and next steps

The VFD final rule outlines the process for authorizing use of VFD drugs (animal drugs intended for use in or on animal feed that require the supervision of a licensed veterinarian) and provides...

Veterinary Feed Directive, Final Rule

Amendment to FDA's animal drug regulations regarding VFD drugs, which is intended to improve the efficiency of the VFD program while protecting human and animal health.

Guidance for Industry No 120

Small entity compliance guide, and questions and answers regarding veterinary feed directive regulations.

Guidance for Industry No 209

Recommendations for the judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.

Guidance for Industry No 152

Recommendations for assessing the safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs with regard to their microbiological effects on bacteria of human health concern.

New FDA antibiotic guidelines: Why comply?

FDA’s new antimicrobial guidelines are strictly voluntary — to a degree. In the agency’s own words, they “do not establish legally enforceable responsibilities”; they merely “describe the...

FDA Releases Biannual Progress Report on Judicious Use of Antimicrobials in Food-producing Animals

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced today its second progress report on its strategy to promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing animals.

Action on antibiotics

In a March 3 announcement, McDonald’s said that while it would only source chicken raised without antibiotics important to human medicine, “the farmers who supply chicken for its menu will...
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