Facility Inspection Package Training by USDA-APHIS

Wednesday, Jan. 25 from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

GWCC - B314-315

Rate: $260 early-bird; $300 after Jan. 6
***Event sponsored by AFIA, PFI and NARA. Members of these organizations should see their representatives for a discount coupon to attend the event at the member rate.

Are you engaged in your company's export activities? Specifically, preparing inspections packages for rendered products, animal-based feed or pet food? Then join us for an interactive training and Q&A with USDA-APHIS. Learn directly from APHIS how to better prepare packets and for facility inspections. This program is ideal for those actively preparing packets and facility inspections and those working directly with APHIS field staff (not a policy meeting).

This agenda has been approved for 4 ARPAS CEU's.


10 - 10:15 am

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Mallory Gaines, AFIA

Dr. Keith Wiggins, USDA/APHIS

Dr. Mark Remick, USDA/APHIS

10:15 - 10:45 am

APHIS Agency Overview & Trade Facilitation
Dr. Katrina Fox, USDA/APHIS

Dr. Deborah Langford, USDA/APHIS

10:45 am - 12 pm

APHIS Facility Inspection Package Training
Dr. Katrina FoxUSDA/APHIS

Dr. Deborah Langford, USDA/APHIS

12 - 12:15 pm Q&A
12:15 - 1:15 pm

Lunch & Networking

1:15 - 2:45 pm

APHIS-Industry Activity
Dr. Katrina FoxUSDA/APHIS

Dr. Deborah Langfod, USDA/APHIS

2:45 - 3 pm


3 - 3:45 pm

Industry and APHIS Interactive Panel
B.J. Bench, Tyson Foods Ingredient Solutions Group

Dana Johnson-Downing, NARA (moderator)

Shelly Helstowski, Zeigler Bros. 

Dr. Deborah Langford, USDA/APHIS

Angela Paxton, Hill's Pet Nutrition, Inc. 

3:45 - 4 pm Closing Remarks & Wrap Up
Betsy Flores, Pet Food Institute

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