June 23, 2010
The Food and Drug Administration has agreed to extend the comment period on the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) for the veterinary feed directive program (VFD) for an additional 60 days. The agency is taking this action after receiving comments that the current 90-day comment period does not allow sufficient time to develop a meaningful or thoughtful response to the ANPRM.
The public now has until August 27, 2010, to comment on the ANPRM and whether changes are warranted to improve the efficiency of the VFD program. The agency believes that a 60-day extension allows adequate time for interested persons to submit comments without significantly delaying rulemaking.
The ANPRM was originally announced in the Federal Register on March 29, 2010, with a 90-day comment period.