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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.