The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to support University of California, Davis, Professor Frank Mitloehner, Ph.D., on the release of his white paper, "Livestock's Contributions to Climate Change: Facts and Fiction." The document dissects animal agriculture and other areas that produce greenhouse gas emissions, with the consensus that the livestock industry is not a driving force in climate change.
On a quick, initial review of the Food Safety Modernization Act final rule on "Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food," the American Feed Industry Association finds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made changes requested by the animal food industry to provide flexibility in the rule but added some inconsistent exemptions to the rule. While the cost of implementing these requirements remain high, FDA estimates $113 to $117 million per year, FDA is still unable to quantify any benefit to implementing this final rule.
The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Preston R. Buff, Ph.D., as its director of regulatory affairs. The newly-created position will assist the current legislative and regulatory staff efforts.