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December 13, 2013

NCC statement on FDA Final Guidance #213 and Veterinary Feed Directive proposal

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) today published its Final Guidance 213 and proposed Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) rule.  FDA’s Guidance 213 implements a plan to phase out over a three year period the subtherapeutic use of medically important antibiotics in food producing animals.  The proposed VFD will ensure that all antibiotics that are administered to food producing animals will be done so under the supervision of a veterinarian. In response, National Chicken Council (NCC) Vice President of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., released the following statement:

“NCC appreciates the open and collaborative process FDA has undertaken to phase out the use of subtherapeutic, or growth-promoting uses, of antibiotics that are medically important in treating humans.”  Read More

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