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FDA scientist fields lingering questions on VFD audits, compliance

The new veterinary feed directive rules have been in place since January 1, but veterinarians, feed-mill managers and producers still have questions about compliance and what to expect from FDA audits.

David Edwards, PhD, director, division of animal feeds, Center for Veterinary Medicine, FDA, recently talked with the VFD News Center about the agency’s plans.

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  • The inspector’s here: What to expect from a VFD audit

    Part 5 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 7-minute video from FDA details new VFD rule

    FDA has released a 7-minute video detailing the updated veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule effective January 1, 2017.

  • 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 consumer activists.

  • 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 promote the judicious use of antimicrobials in food-producing...

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