VFD clarification needed

Dr. Liz Wagstrom, NPPC, World Pork Expo

Dr. Liz Wagstrom, NPPC, World Pork Expo

The National Pork Producers Council says the Food and Drug Administration did not cover all its bases before issuing its final VFD rule.

NPPC chief veterinarian Dr. Liz Wagstrom says pork producers have been preparing for changes brought on by the Veterinary Feed Directive, and clarification was needed for those who mix their own feed.

“Originally we thought they were going to have to register with FDA as a distributor.  FDA has now clarified that if (a producer) is mixing on-farm, feeding only animals they own on farms they own, they don’t need to register.”

But Wagstrom says for producers with contract growers who send feed to other farms, even for animals they own, registration is required.

Brownfield spoke to Brownfield at World Pork Expo in Des Moines.




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