Ag Policy

USDA Simplifying Vaccine Labels

Apr 10, 2019 by John Maday
For years, the USDA has used a “tiered” system for claims on vaccine labels, which added complexity to pre-license trials and tended to create confusion for users.

FDA Offers Funding for Duration-of-Use Studies

Apr 03, 2019 by FDA
The FDA this week announced a funding opportunity and Request for Applications (RFA) for studies that can help target and define durs of use for certain medically important antimicrobial drugs approved for use in the feed of food-producing animals.

FDA Draft Guidance Updates VFD Q&A

Mar 27, 2019 by John Maday
When the FDA issued its final veterinary feed directive (VFD) rules back in 2015, they also released a draft guidance for industry (GFI) offering answers to anticipated questions.

Headed in the Right Direction

Dec 19, 2018 by John Maday
U.S. sales of medically important antimicrobials for use in food animals dropped considerably last year according to the latest summary report from the FDA. The decline in 2017 accelerated a trend that began in 2016.