After a unanimous vote in the Senate last month, the Animal Drug User Fee Act (ADUFA) was signed into law after a 390-12 vote in the House this week.  ADUFA was first enacted in 2003 to allow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to collect fees from animal health companies in order to review and approve animal health products in a timely manner.

The National Chicken Council praises Congress for their bipartisan support of this bill. Producers in the livestock industry see it as vital for allowing them, under guidance of their veterinarians, the means for keeping their animals healthy and producing a safe product.  ADUFA was approved without amendments and is set to expire in 2018.