AFIA Promotes Rovelli to Senior Director
AFIA Provides Input on NAFTA ModernizationThe American Feed Industry Association appreciates the opportunity to provide input to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representatives on the U.S. animal food industry’s objectives for the renegotiation and modernization of the North American Feed Trade Agreement.
Nielsen Receives Equine Nutrition Research AwardThe Equine Science Society (ESS) recognized Brian D. Nielsen, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Animal Science at Michigan State University, for his professional achievements in the equine industry Friday, June 2, at the 2017 ESS Symposium in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
AFIA, Feedstuffs Accepting Applications for Feed Facility of the YearThe American Feed Industry Association is now accepting applications for the 2017 Feed Facility of the Year benchmarking program. The program, sponsored by AFIA and Feedstuffs, is designed to be a world-class benchmarking program for the animal food industry. It recognizes overall excellence in feed manufacturing operations, emphasizing safety, quality, regulatory compliance, employee development and overall operating efficiencies.
Industry Associations Release Hazard Analysis Scientific Literature DatabaseThe American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) are making available exclusively to member companies a new hazard assessment tool to assist feed and pet food facilities in cost-effectively complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act for animal food.
Run for the Roses: Registration Opens for Liquid Feed SymposiumRegistration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s 46th annual Liquid Feed Symposium, Sept. 12-14, in Louisville, Kentucky.
Statement Regarding Senate Confirmation of Robert Lighthizer“The American Feed Industry Association thanks the Senate for its confirmation of Robert Lighthizer, the new U.S. Trade Representative. USTR is a key player under U.S. law in the development and implementation of U.S. international trade policy and leading our country’s trade negotiations.
AFIA Board of Directors Visits Capitol Hill, Welcomes New LeadershipMembers of the American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 9-10, in Washington, D.C., to discuss priority issues affecting the animal food industry. The Board, comprised of 50 industry representatives, took up the issues with various legislators during the association’s annual spring visit to the nation’s capital.
AFIA Names Two Member of the Year Award RecipientsThe American Feed Industry Association named Angela Mills of Southern States Cooperative and Mike Van Koevering, Ph.D., of Elanco Animal Health as its Members of the Year during a ceremony at its Board of Directors dinner May 9 in Arlington, Virginia.
Bob Brill Named Recipient of AFIA's Distinguished Service AwardThe American Feed Industry Association honored Bob Brill with its 2017 Distinguished Service Award for his life-long contributions to the feed industry at AFIA’s Board of Directors dinner held May 9 in Arlington, Virginia.
Statement Regarding Confirmation of FDA Commissioner“The American Feed Industry Association applauds Congress’ decision today to confirm Scott Gottlieb to lead the Food and Drug Administration. AFIA has patiently waited for this pivotal role to be filled, as FDA is the main agency surrounding the regulation of animal food and animal drugs used in feed.
Statement by Joel G. Newman, President and CEO, American Feed Industry Association, Regarding Perdue Confirmation as Secretary of AgricultureThe American Feed Industry Association released the following statement in response to former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue’s confirmation as secretary of agriculture:
Registration Open for AFIA PCQI Training CourseThe American Feed Industry Association will hold a Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance “Preventive Controls for Animal Food Course” July 18-20, at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tennessee.
Statement Regarding FDA Commissioner Nomination“We are pleased to see President Trump has nominated an individual as FDA commissioner. It’s our hope the White House will move the nomination to the Senate quickly, and the Senate will expedite the confirmation process. With pending issues related to the Food Safety Modernization Act, ingredient approval process and Veterinary Feed Directive, AFIA looks forward to meeting with the commissioner to address these concerns.”
AFIA Promotes Huddleston to DirectorThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the promotion of Gary Huddleston as its director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. Huddleston previously served as the manager of feed manufacturing safety and environmental affairs. He joined AFIA in 2015.
2017 PISC Boasts Record Breaking RegistrationThe American Feed Industry Association hosted its annual Purchasing & Ingredients Suppliers Conference in Orlando, Florida, March 7-9. There were 641 registered attendees, making 2017 PISC registration the highest in history.
Statement Regarding Dept. of Commerce Secretary Wilbur RossThe American Feed Industry Association welcomes Wilbur Ross as the Department of Commerce’s secretary. AFIA intends to work closely with the DOC moving forward—U.S. trade efforts, including animal food, are expected to now fall under its diction—and will support the secretary in the promotion and enforcement of laws regarding fair trade and open markets for U.S. products.
AFIA Welcomes New Executive AssistantThe American Feed Industry Association welcomes Jenny McFarland as its new executive assistant to the President and CEO Joel G. Newman. In addition to supporting the association’s president, she handles administrative duties for AFIA’s foundation, the Institute for Feed Education & Research.
Pet Food Conference Attracts Largest Crowd YetThe American Feed Industry Association’s 10th annual Pet Food Conference was held Tuesday in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. There were 365 people in attendance.
Trouw Nutrition Takes Home 2016 Feed Facility of the Year AwardThe American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced today Trouw Nutrition USA of Neosho, Mo., as the 2016 Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) award program’s overall winner. The recognition was made during AFIA’s Feed Education Program held at the 2017 International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Georgia.
AFIA Condemns Trump's First Trade DecisionThe American Feed Industry Association is extremely disappointed with President Donald Trump’s executive action today to withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement.
AFIA: Industry-wide Community Service Hours on Up-and-up
Statement Regarding Sonny Perdue as Secretary of AgricultureThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased with President-elect Donald Trump’s latest, and final, cabinet selection—former Georgia Gov. Sonny Perdue as secretary of agriculture. AFIA works with USDA on a broad slate of issues such as trade and implementation of the farm bill. We believe Gov. Perdue’s political and agriculture-related background make him a sound fit for the role.
AFIA Releases 2017 Calendar of EventsThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce its 2017 calendar of events; the meetings, conferences and workshops, with varying topics and audiences, serve to educate and connect the U.S. animal food industry.
AFIA Releases FSMA Training Video to Assist in Member Compliance EffortsDue to the high volume of changes and regulatory requirements brought to the animal food industry by the Food Safety Modernization Act, the American Feed Industry Association recently released a training video on a topic it’s received multiple member questions on—the Qualified Individual.
AFIA Welcomes New Manager of Government AffairsThe American Feed Industry Association welcomes John Stewart as its manager of government affairs. This role fills a vacancy on the association’s legislation and regulatory team.
Online Feed Manufacturing Course Available Via AFIA/KSUThe American Feed Industry Association, in partnership with Kansas State University, will host a distance education program that provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process.
AFIA Welcomes Three New Team MembersThe American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of three new staff members: Codi Coulter, Kori Chung and Erica Burson.
Department of Commerce Awards Industry Groups $260,000 at AFIA's EMCDuring the American Feed Industry Association’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference, Nov. 3-5, in Tucson, Arizona, the Department of Commerce presented $260,112 to the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers (ASABE) and AFIA, as part of the International Trade Administration’s Market Development Cooperative Program (MDCP). ASABE, AFIA and industry partners will match the award and then some, contributing $744,035 of its own funding, as each award winner pledges two-thirds of the project costs as well as making the commitment to sustain the project moving forward.
Statement Regarding TPP in the Lame Duck
Statement Regarding Trump's Promise of a Regulatory Revolution
Add These AFIA Trainings to Your Spring CalendarIn a continual effort to further engage and train the feed industry, the American Feed Industry Association adds two programs to its spring lineup. AFIA will host a hazard analysis and critical control points training April 11-12, 2017, and a course immediately following, April 13-14, in Des Moines, Iowa.
Registration Opens Early for Largest AFIA Member EventRegistration for the American Feed Industry Association's has come early this year, with early-bird rates running today through Jan. 17, 2017. PISC, coined, "Where Business Gets Done!" is located in Orlando, Florida, March 7-9, of next year.
AFIA Liquid Feed Symposium Breaks 200 in Attendance
Hillis Inducted into Liquid Feed Hall of Fame
Animal Food Industry Requests FDA Amend Part 11 Compliance for VFDs
The American Feed Industry Association and the National Grain and Feed Association today urged the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to remove the unnecessary regulatory burden that records required as part of the agency's revised Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) program be maintained in accordance with the agency's onerous Part 11, Electronic Records; Electronic Signatures requirements.
Statement Regarding Release of FDA Draft Guidance on FSMA
"The release of the draft guidance document, ‘Current Good Manufacturing Practice Requirements for Food for Animals,’ today by FDA is very welcomed, but very late. Historically, guidance of this type is used both by industry and FDA field staff to determine the requirements of specific rules; clearly this was not the case here."