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September 7, 2023
FeedGram Issue 126, Sept 7, 2023
Congress Has Much to Do, With Little Time AFIA Supports Use of Titanium Dioxide as Color Additive Senate Urges USDA to Improve Trade Canada Updates Schedule IV, V Feed Ingredient Definitions, Will Host Webinar on New Regulations West Coast Port Workers Ratify Contract IPPE Accepting Applications Until Oct. 1 for the 2024 Young Leaders Under 30 Award Learn About New Resources on Economic Value of Animal Food Industry
July 21, 2022
FeedGram Issue 70, July 21, 2022
In this issue: Capitol Hill Heats Up with Ingredient Review Actions, Discussions Agricultural Research Programs Need Funding Boost New Bill Will Expand U.S. Brigade of Disease- and Pest-Sniffing Beagles HHS Renews COVID-19 Public Health Emergency APHIS Updates Swine Disease Response Plans AFIA Briefs FAS Staff at Seminar GOP Senators Press USTR Nominee to Change Administration's Course on Trade U.S. and Kenya Pursue Strategic Trade and Investment Partnership Summer Sustainability Web Series Kicks Off Friday Calling All AFIA Member Commercial Dry Feed Manufacturing Facilities: Apply to FFY You Can Still Register for LFS! Register Now for Fall KSU Course
June 30, 2022
FeedGram Issue 67, June 30, 2022
In this issue: Enjoy Your Summer Vacation, But Don't Miss Out on Our Fall Fun AFIA Board Continues "Fly-In" Efforts New Bill Aims to Boost US Agricultural Exports AFIA Joins Chorus Calling for Taylor Nomination to Move Quickly NEAFA Discusses FDA's Food Additive Review Policy AFIA Hosts Meetings at AAFCO US, Taiwan Officials Hold First Trade Talks Still No Final Decision on Lifting Tariffs on Chinese Imports AFIA CEO Speaks at Midwest Events IFEEDER, WWF Announce Feed Systems Sustainability Summit, Case Study Opportunity Register Now for AFIA's "How to Import" Webinar
March 24, 2022
FeedGram Issue 53, March 24, 2022
In this issue: "All Ag, All In" Senate Commerce Committee Approves Shipping Rule Changes Louisiana State Update SEC to Focus on Climate Risks in Corporate Financial Reports AAFCO Discusses Modifying Names of Certain "Gluten" Ingredients USDA Partners with Northwest Seaport Alliance to Ease Port Congestion West Coast Ports Should Start Labor Negotiations Now Canada Pacific Railway Reopens House Passed Bill to Revoke Russian "Permanent Normal Trade Relations" Ag Industry a Major Contributor to Nation's Economy Production Compliance Committee Meets Equipment Manufacturers Committee Plans Fall Conference AFIA Invites Industry Newcomers to Feed Industry Institute
March 10, 2022
FeedGram Issue 51, March 10, 2022
In this issue: Industry Buyers and Sellers Discuss Business Disruptions, Opportunities at PISC Congress Reaches Agreement on Funding FDA Finalizes Guidance on Voluntary Recalls AAFCO Holding Ingredient Definitions Meeting March 22 AFIA Solicits White House's Help on Supply Chain Disruptions AFIA Board Hears from @GHGGuru, Conducts Business IFEEDER Board Approves New Projects to Support Animal Food Industry Marketing Committee Examines Changing Social Media Habits Equine Committee Considers Trade Impact on Ingredients Join Us for AFIA's Legislative and Regulatory Review Webinar
February 10, 2022
FeedGram Issue 47, Feb. 10, 2022
In this issue: FDA Is Resuming Routine Inspections: Are You Ready? Federal Feed Ingredient Review Process Under Congressional Eye Extension for Government Funding Coming Soon Ocean Shipping Reform Bills See More Action Maine State Update Maryland State Update South Dakota State Update Vermont State Update New Jersey State Update Producing a Climate-Smart Commodity? You Could Be Eligible to Partner with USDA FSIS to Host Salmonella in Poultry Roundtable 2021 Ag Exports Boast Record Levels Phase One Trade Agreement Commitments Canada Updates Feed Regulations Avian Influenza Found in Indiana Commercial Turkey Flock Watch: Gary Huddleston Speaking on Vaccine Mandates on Feedstuffs 365 Last Chance to Book Your PISC Hotel at a Discounted Rate!
February 3, 2022
FeedGram Issue 46, Feb. 3, 2022
In this issue: It's Committee Season - Won't You Join Us? It's February...Almost Feb. 18... House Starts Focusing on Farm Bill Maine State Update USDA Announces Partnership to Ease Port Congestion Rodenticide Changes May Be on the Horizon Apply for an Antimicrobial Stewardship Grant Feed Ingredient Sustainability Topic at Upcoming USDA Forum Another Attack on Animal Ag Antitrust Official Details Focus Make Sales at PISC
January 20, 2022
FeedGram Issue 44, Jan. 20, 2022
In this issue: AAFCO Addresses Human-grade Pet Food, New Ingredients, Feed Labeling & More Califf Heads to Senate Floor Maryland State Update Maine State Update Missouri State Update US Supreme Court Blocks Expansive Workplace Vaccine Mandate OSHA Civil Penalties Announced for 2022 Pilot Program Supports Young Adult CMV Drivers Lock and Dam 25 on Upper Mississippi River Fully Funded New PSAs Encourage COVID-19 Booster Shots AFIA Talks ASF in Wisconsin ICYMI: 2022 Outlook from AFIA's CEO Interested in Joining an AFIA Committee? Visit AFIA at IPPE
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.