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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

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...

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...

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.

#152 Guidance for Industry: Evaluating the safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs with regard to their microbiological effects on bacteria of human health concern

Appendix A of this document ranks antimicrobial drugs according to their importance in human medicine and may be updated by FDA.

#209 Guidance for Industry: The judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.

GFI 209 presents the FDA’s recent thinking on the topic and lays out FDA strategy and recommendations.
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