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November 1, 2019
AFIA Collaborates with Universities on Global Animal Health Threats
As the threat of animal disease rises globally, it is more important than ever to combine efforts and resources to prevent their introduction into the U.S. and to be prepared in case the diseases do arrive in the country. The American Feed Industry Association recently participated in one such effort on Oct. 17 at Texas A&M University.
September 6, 2019
FEFAC Offers Biosecurity Recommendations in Light of ASF Outbreaks
The European Feed Manufacturers' Federation (FEFAC) has developed new recommendations for biosecurity measures for feed manufacturers, based on knowledge gained from past viral disease outbreaks.
August 23, 2019
North American ASF Forum Outlines Action Items
Earlier this year, roughly 150 government and industry leaders from across North America gathered at the African swine fever Forum, hosted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to discuss working together to prevent the entry and mitigate the impacts of ASF. At the meeting, the American Feed Industry Association discussed the industry's efforts on the four pillars for action on preparedness planning, enhanced biosecurity, ensuring business continuity and coordinated risk communications. The final report from this forum has now been published.
May 2, 2019
North American Leaders Discuss African Swine Fever Strategy
Preparedness planning, enhanced biosecurity, ensuring business continuity and coordinated risk communications are the four pillars of a coordinated framework for the prevention and control of African swine fever (ASF) that were discussed this week in Ottawa, Canada. Roughly 150 government and industry leaders from the United States, Canada and Mexico gathered at the meeting, hosted by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency, to work together to prevent entry and mitigate the impacts of ASF in the Americas.
April 5, 2019
The AFIA Spring Journal Is Here
The American Feed Industry Association's biannual print magazine, the AFIA Journal, keeps members, association friends and affiliates of AFIA up-to-date on organization, industry and government information. The spring 2019 AFIA Journal is now available in its eMagazine format!
March 22, 2019
USDA Provides New Resource for Travelers Coming Back from ASF-Infected Countries
The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Animal Plant and Health Inspection Service (APHIS) developed a new traveler website to give tips and information to international travelers on how to avoid unknowingly bringing African swine fever (ASF) into the U.S. The new website provides information on what products can and cannot be brought into the country.
March 8, 2019
USDA Unveils Plans to Guard Against ASF
In a surprise move this week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled that it is doubling-down efforts to guard the country against African swine fever (ASF), which continues to spread across China, Vietnam and Europe in recent months.
February 8, 2019
New Biosecurity Guidance Available Following ASF Outbreaks
The American Feed Industry Association has updated its biosecurity guidelines, providing new information on how viruses can potentially spread throughout the feed manufacturing process and recommendations on how feed and ingredient manufacturers can develop and implement biosecurity plans at their facilities to better safeguard their feed and feed ingredients.
September 21, 2018
AFIA Cautions Pork Industry on "Solutions" to Mitigate Spread of ASF in Feed
With China and Europe reporting a growing number of African Swine Fever outbreaks in recent weeks, the U.S. pork industry is rightfully concerned that this devastating disease could be brought to the heartland.