Location, location, location: How FDA defines ‘premises’
When issuing a veterinary feed directive (VFD), poultry veterinarians are expected to provide the physical location of birds receiving the VFD drug.
That sounds like a simple request, but what if there isn’t a street address for a remote farm or the address of a facility isn’t specific enough to determine the birds’ exact location?
FDA says veterinarians can use their discretion to provide a better description, such as the site, pen or barn.
Veterinarians, however, should be sure to ask producers if birds will remain in the same place until the VFD expiration date. If there’s a chance they’ll be moved, it’s acceptable to include multiple but specific locations on the VFD.
One caveat: When a VFD is intended for multiple locations, the medicated feed must be supplied by a single manufacturer or distributor, FDA says.
 #120 Guidance for Industry Small Entity Compliance Guide Veterinary Feed Directive Regulation Questions and Answers. FDA.
http://www.fda.gov/downloads/AnimalVeterinary/GuidanceComplianceEnforcement/GuidanceforIndustry/UCM052660.pdf Accessed December 15, 2015.
Posted on January 5, 2017