When the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued its final veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry (GFI) offering answers to anticipated questions regarding application of the rules in common and unusual circumstances.
The VFD rules, along with GFI 213, which removed performance or production claims for medically important antibiotics used in food animals, began full implementation on Jan. 1, 2017. Not surprisingly, producers, veterinarians and feed distributors have, over the past two years, encountered questions and situations that required more clarity for VFD compliance. In late March, FDA released its draft GFI 120, which aims to address those questions. FDA will accept comments on the draft GFI until May 28.
This week, Global VetLink (GVL) hosted a webinar for veterinarians featuring members of its Expert Council, reviewing some key updates from the draft guidance.