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November 4, 2021
FeedGram Issue 36, Nov. 4, 2021
This issue includes: Hot Off the Press: Workplace COVID-19 ETS Released Moving Closer to Reconciliation Package on Social Spending Industry Groups Demand Progress on Supply Chain Issues USDA Plans Return to Offices AAFCO Acts on MSBC During Ingredient Committee Webinar AAFCO Launches Animal Feed Ingredient Definition Course Biden Pledges Methane Cuts, Confirms Commitment to Ag Innovation at COP26 Think You're Prepared for a Cyberattack? Think Again. AFIA Updates ASF Resources, Calls for Support of Decontamination Research EMC: Happening This Week! AFIA Marketing Committee Tackles Changing Consumer Trends, Advocacy Keeping Your Business Running in Times of Disruption Hire Your Next Great Employee at IPPE
October 28, 2021
FeedGram Issue 35, Oct. 28, 2021
This issue includes: Busy Week for Pet Food Regulation Spending Deals Getting Closer? AFIA Urges Swift Confirmation on CFTC, USTR Nominees Handle with Care: Navigating Religious Exemptions for COVID-19 Vaccination Focus on Cybersecurity Protection USAHA Recognizes Importance of Ingredients OSHA Initiates Rulemaking Process to Protect Workers From Heat Illness It's High Time to Address America's Supply Chain Issues Mexico Will Import US Genetically Modified Corn Dairy Hosts GHG Measurement Symposium to Pursue Net-Zero Emissions Catch Cullman at Feedinfo Summit AFIA Is Now Accepting Applications for Premix/Ingredient FFY Program Beef Up Your Cybersecurity, Or Pay the Ransom
August 26, 2021
FeedGram Issue 26, Aug. 26, 2021
This issue includes: USDA Sets ASF Protection Zone Around Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands House Takes Break from Recess for Budget Vote Feed Regulatory and Ingredient Approvals Committees Meet Equipment Manufacturers Committee Focuses on Planning Fall EMC Integrator Feed Facility of the Year Applications Now Open Join EMC in Exceeding the Standard: Food Safety and Biosecurity
August 5, 2021
FeedGram Issue 23, Aug. 5, 2021
This issue includes: CVM Remarks at AAFCO: Are Prerequisite Programs Enough? Claims & Ingredient Reviews Move Through Legislative Process Illinois State Update Oregon State Update EPA, Army Announce Next Steps for Waters of the United States FDA Holding Summit on E-commerce Congrats to Mike Gauss: AFIA's New Board Chair-elect Do You Like the New FeedGram Format? EMC Registration Now Open Donate Blood at PISC Check Out Our New Safe Feed/Safe Food Website!
July 29, 2021
FeedGram Issue 22, July 29, 2021
This issue includes: ASF Confirmed in Dominican Republic Your Advocacy Efforts Are Making a Difference for Label Claims, Ingredient Reviews Senate Advances INVEST in America Act Disaster Aid in the Works US Needs to Enforce USMCA's Biotech Rules With Mexico Meet With Your Members of Congress in August Changing CDC Guidance on Masks: What Does It Mean for Your Business? FDA Establishes Fee Rates for Next Fiscal Year Submit Input by Aug. 6 on Canada Feed Regulations UNFSS Pre-Summit Draws Mixed Feelings on Current Ag Practices Online Registration for PISC Ends Tomorrow! October AFIA/KSU-500 - Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing Course Now Open
May 27, 2021
FeedGram Issue 13, May 27 2021
This issue includes: Ingredient Issues Raised in House Committee AFIA Board Members Advocate for the Industry Louisiana State Update FMCSA Extends Expanded Modified Emergency Declaration USDA Releases 90-Day Progress Report on Climate-Smart Agriculture and Forestry USMCA Leaders Meet USTR Initiates Dispute Settlement Panel Under USMCA China Eyes CPTPP Brazilians Hear Value of US Animal Feed Additives Liquid Feed Facilities ? Apply to FFY Now! Sponsor the PISC Suppliers Showcase
April 17, 2020
AFIA Submits Comments on Ingredient Guidance Document
In a major step forward for improving the ingredient review process at the Food and Drug Administration, the American Feed Industry Association submitted comments to the agency this week on its draft guidance for industry on ingredient submissions. The draft guidance is a helpful tool for the industry in understanding how to use the pre-submission consultation process and prepare ingredient submissions or food use authorizations for the most efficient review.
October 4, 2019
Maryland Taking Action on Products Containing MSBC
The American Feed Industry Association is aware of recent actions in the state of Maryland related to products containing Menadione Sodium Bisulfite Complex (MSBC) as a source of vitamin K. The State Chemist Section is currently not allowing the registration of new products or putting "stop sale" orders for products in the market that contain MSBC in animal feed (other than poultry) and pet foods.
May 31, 2019
ICYMI: This Weeks' Legislative and Regulatory Review
This week, the American Feed Industry Association held a webcast member update with the legislative and regulatory (L&R) team. It covered a number of topics, including African swine fever preparedness and response, a recap of state legislative activities, funding for new ingredients and the latest discussions on the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement.
April 5, 2019
Animal Feed Included in FDA Commissioner's Testimony
Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb provided testimony to the House Appropriations Committee, Agriculture Subcommittee on the FDA's fiscal 2020 budget request this week in support of additional funding to improve ingredient reviews.
April 5, 2019
Does Your Lawmaker Sit on the Appropriations Committee? Help Us, Help You!
The American Feed Industry Association is making an appropriations request of Congress to improve the animal food ingredient review and approval process at the Food and Drug Administration. AFIA is asking Congress to appropriate an additional $8 million to hire new staff to help speed up animal food ingredient reviews at FDA.
April 5, 2019
Animal Food Ingredient Review Letter
A sign on letter outlining the challenges with the animal food ingredient review and approval process.
March 22, 2019
AFIA Aquaculture Committee Discusses Regulatory Priorities
The American Feed Industry Association's Aquaculture Committee met on March 7 in conjunction with the Aquaculture 2019 conference in New Orleans.
March 8, 2019
Board Tackles Trade Barriers, Ingredient Approvals on Capitol Hill
This week, the American Feed Industry Association's Board of Directors met in Washington, D.C., to discuss association business and advance a few of the animal food industry's policy priorities. The directors took to Capitol Hill on Wednesday, where they impressed upon Congress the need for the Food and Drug Administration to have the resources it needs to complete timely animal food ingredient reviews, pushed for the ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, and urged a resolution to the trade war with China.
March 4, 2019
March 2019 BOD Pocket Card
Pocket card used at March 2019 AFIA Board of Directors' Hill visits.
March 4, 2019
March 2019 BOD Issue Papers
Issue papers used at March 2019 AFIA Board of Directors meeting.
January 25, 2019
AAFCO Takes Action on New Ingredient Definitions
Over 340 people filled the room to discuss feed ingredient definitions at the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) mid-year meeting this week in Savannah, Ga.
January 11, 2019
Comments Due Soon on New ICCF Guidance Documents for Feed Industry
The International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) last month launched its first two draft guidance documents for public consultation covering "Stability Testing of Feed Ingredients" and "Sub-chronic Oral Toxicity Testing in Laboratory Animals." Interested stakeholders are invited to comment on these two documents by Feb. 1.