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29 August 2014

Registration Open for AFIA's Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course

Registration is now open for AFIA-500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing. The distance education program is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association and Kansas State University, and is ideal for individuals at all levels interested in gaining a better understanding of the feed manufacturing process.

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19 August 2014

AFIA Completes First Phase of FSMA Seminars; Announces Additional Training

The American Feed Industry Association completed two more phase I Food Safety Modernization Act Regional Seminars in Des Moines, Iowa, and Atlanta, Ga., Aug. 11-12 and Aug. 14-15, respectively. Both of the two-day seminars discussed the developing need for an industry-wide understanding of the largest set of rules to impact the feed and pet food industry. The first training session was held in Sacramento, Calif., in late July.

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19 August 2014

Statement Regarding PEDV Feed Research

The American Feed Industry Association strongly supports research that provides accurate information pertaining to porcine epidemic diarrhea virus, a challenge currently facing U.S. swine production. Recently released research (conducted by Pipestone Veterinary Services and South Dakota State University and reported in BMC Veterinary Research), confirms feed can be a carrier of the virus. However, it's important to note that being a carrier of the virus does not mean that feed is the source. The prevalence of the disease on an infected farm can contaminate many items.

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11 August 2014

AFIA Submits Comments to FAO on Sustainability Guidelines

The American Feed Industry Association recently submitted comments to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on the Livestock Environmental Assessment Performance (LEAP) draft guidelines regarding the animal feed supply chain.

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Equipment Manufacturers Conference


Nov. 6-8
Palm Springs, Calif.


Import & Export Seminar


Dec. 9-10
Arlington, Va.

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30 July 2014

AFIA Comments on Proposed FSMA Sanitary Transportation Rule

The American Feed Industry Association submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today on the proposed Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule. The proposed rule is one of many pieces of the Food Safety Modernization Act puzzle, which is considered the largest overall rule of the U.S. feed industry since the 1950s.

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