AFIA Pet Food Conference

January 25, 2022
7:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. ET
B302-B303
Georgia World Congress Center
Atlanta, Ga.
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Agenda

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

7:00 - 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 - 8:10 a.m.  Welcome and Introduction
8:10 - 9:00 a.m.

Pet Food Labeling: To Be Human Grade or Not Human Grade

Carolyn Kennedy, Independent Consultant, EAS Consulting Group

9:00 - 9:30 a.m.

AFIA Support of Pet Food Exports

Gina Tumbarello, Senior Director of International Policy and Trade, American Feed Industry Association

9:30 - 9:50 a.m Break
9:50 - 10:50 a.m.

Emerging Issues in the Pet Industry

Invited papers from three graduate students

10:50 - 11:00 a.m.

Friend of Pet Food Award and Video

Presented by Scott Baker, SEM Minerals, LP

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Panel on Human Resources in the Pet Food Industry: Issues in 2022

Matt Frederking, Vice President Regulatory Affairs & Quality, Mid America Pet Food

Thembi Machaba, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Freshpet, Inc.

Nathan Bingaman, Director of Operations, D1 Resources, Inc.

12:00 - 1:15 p.m. Networking Lunch and Explore the Student Poster Session
1:15 - 2:00 p.m.

Federal Regulatory Update - U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 2022

Dave Edwards, Ph.D., Director of the Division of Animal Feeds, FDA, Center for Veterinary Medicine

2:00 - 2:30 p.m.

AAFCO Update

George Ferguson, President, Association of American Feed Control Officials

2:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Cybersecurity and Ransomware: Best Practices for the Pet Food Industry

John T. Hoffman, Senior Research Fellow, Food Protection and Defense Institute, Univ. of MN

Todd Renner, Supervisory Special Agent, Federal Bureau of Investigation

3:30 p.m. Wrap up and Adjourn
*Times and speakers are subject to change (times in EST)
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Contact Us

 
LOUISE CALDERWOOD     (703) 558-3568     LCALDERWOOD@AFIA.ORG

Contact Louise, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs, for any questions regarding conference agenda, committee questions and event expectations. 

SARAH NOVAK     (703) 558-3574       SNOVAK@AFIA.ORG

Contact Sarah, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations, for any questions regarding AFIA membership opportunities. 

LYNETTE TUCKER   (703) 558-3573    LTUCKER@AFIA.ORG

Contact Lynette, AFIA’s specialist of meetings and events, for any questions regarding sponsorships and registration.