Tuesday, May 14, 2024


FDA Finalizes Guidance to Provide Further Clarity on Veterinary Feed Directives

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized Guidance for Industry (GFI) #120: Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers to assist stakeholders involved with veterinary feed directives (VFDs) – veterinarians, VFD feed distributors (medicated feed mills, feed retailers) and clients (owners or other caretakers of the animals) – in complying with the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) final rule that published in 2015. The VFD final rule outlines the process for authorizing the use of approved animal drugs in the feed of food-producing animals that require veterinary oversight, including medically important antimicrobials when needed for specific animal health purposes. This final guidance also serves as a Small Entity Compliance Guide.

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