Animal Food & Feeds
The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) monitors and establishes standards for feed contaminants, approves safe food additives, and manages the FDA’s medicated feed and pet food programs. More information on "Animal Food & Feeds" including regulations concerning animal feeds and informational updates, may be accessed via the following link:
Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) Drug
A Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) drug is a new animal drug approved for use in or on animal feed under the professional supervision of a licensed veterinarian. Use of a VFD drug requires a "veterinary feed directive" (also known as a VFD order), a written statement issued by a licensed veterinarian that authorizes the client to obtain and use the VFD drug in or on an animal feed to treat the client’s animals.
More information on Veterinary Feed Directive can be accessed via the following link:
Facilities that manufacture certain types of medicated feed are required by the FDA to obtain a medicated feed mill license. Filing of form FDA 3448 is required to obtain an approval for a medicated feed mill license for facilities that manufacture feed using Category II, Type A medicated articles or manufacture certain liquid and free-choice feed, using Category I, Type A medicated articles that must follow proprietary formulas or specifications.
More information on "Medicated Feeds" including listings of approved medicated feed mill licenses, may be accessed via the following link:
Research by Diane Meade