The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has overstepped its abilities in recently proposed changes to annual drug reporting requirements, says legal counsel with the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).
The US feed sector has questioned the reporting obligations sought under the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) as the FDA releases the final version of the rule that aims to bring the use of medically important antimicrobials under veterinary supervision.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) needs to take additional steps to lower the costs associated with the proposed animal food rules under the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), says the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).
A senior FDA official, in a move to quieten the outcry over the animal feed rule, said there is 'minimal' risk associated with feeding spent grains and it will revise the language around the regulation.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has produced draft guidelines for reducing the use of growth-promoting antibiotic drugs for meat-producing animals, saying it contributes to drug resistance in humans.