A year ago, the FDA released draft Guidance for Industry (GFI) #120 entitled “Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers” to provide guidance on the veterinary feed directive (VFD) final rule.

Some of the comments following that release requested that FDA require a uniform VFD form. The agency believed requiring a specific VFD form would be too prescriptive, but acknowledges that a common VFD format would help veterinarians, their clients and distributors such as feed mills quickly identify relevant information on the VFD.

To address that issue, the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine this week issued “Guidance for Industry #233, titled “VFD Common Format Questions and Answers.”

Guidance 233 includes recommendations for drug sponsors submitting a VFD, specific information veterinarians need to include on a VFD order and blank VFD forms in the recommended format.

View the full Guidance for Industry #233 from FDA.