(National Cattlemen's Beef Association)
The Antibiotics Resource Center is your one-stop place to find
information and resources about responsible antibiotic use for beef
producers and industry stakeholders. This includes details about the new
Veterinary Feed Directive and changes to antibiotics regulations that
go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has amended the new animal
drug regulations to implement the veterinary feed directive (VFD) drugs
section of the Animal Drug Availability Act of 1996 (ADAA). On June 3,
2015, the FDA published in the Federal Register the final rule revising
the VFD regulations in 21 CFR Part 558. The final rule became effective
on October 1, 2015. In September of 2015, FDA revised Guidance for
Industry #120, Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation to reflect the VFD
A VFD drug is intended for use in animal feeds, and
such use of the VFD drug is permitted only under the professional
supervision of a licensed veterinarian.