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."