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Category Archive: VFD News, VFD News Center

Veterinarians can test drive VFD process by issuing a ‘VFR’

Looking to get some practice writing veterinary feed directives (VFD) before the new rules kick in January 1?

FDA: Some antibiotics still OK for production purposes

Updated FDA guidelines that discourage the use of medically important antibiotics for promoting growth in food animals appear to have been well-received by both food animal producers and most...

Feed distributors won’t need to provide VFD or letter to acquire Type A medications

US feed distributors will not need to provide a veterinary feed directive (VFD) or acknowledgment letter to pharmaceutical companies to obtain a Type A medicated article containing VFD medications,...

FDA’s strategy for VFD enforcement: Education first

FDA’s first priority when implementing the new veterinary feed directive rule is educating and training all stakeholders, which includes veterinarians, pork producers and feed mills.

White House forum targets antibiotic resistance, promotes responsible use in farm animals

A recent White House forum on antibiotic stewardship brought together more than 150 key players from human and animal health constituencies in an effort to ensure responsible antibiotic use and...

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 issues rule requiring veterinary supervision of medically important antimicrobials

The US Food and Drug Administration announced today its final rule for the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) — a move that is said to be “an important piece of the agency’s overall strategy to...

VFD requirements for feed mills: Not as simple as A, B, C

Part 4 of an exclusive interview with William Flynn, DVM, MS, deputy director for science and policy for FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, on the new VFD that took effect Jan. 1, 2017.

New FDA guidelines: Rating an animal antibiotic’s importance to humans

The new industry guidelines issued by the US Food and Drug Administration in December suggest removing performance claims from food-animal antimicrobials deemed “medically important” to humans...

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.
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