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April 25, 2024
Issue 157, April 25, 2024
New Federal Order Looks to Stop the Spread of HPAI AAFCO Delays Finalizing 'Fish' and 'Shellfish' Definitions Amid Debate FDA's Califf Expresses Support for Legislation to Improve Feed Additive Review Process AFIA Urges Enhanced Supply Chain Resilience in Collaboration with USTR China Imposes Tariff on U.S. Propionic Acid Imports, Sparking Trade Tensions Learn from Experts at the Feed Industry Institute Complete FSPCA PCQI Training with AFIA Did You Miss AFIA's Legislative and Regulatory Webinar?
March 7, 2024
FeedGram 150, March 7, 2024
SEC Pares Back Climate Rule in Final Decision AAFCO Takes Action at Midyear Meeting, Sets IDC Webinar Date AFIA's Tumbarello Tapped to Support Federal Supply Chain Committee AFIA Endorses Patrick Fuchs for Another STB Term Congress Closes-in on Fiscal Year Funding for Agriculture, FDA AFIA Supports Americas Act for Market Expansion, Global Competitiveness Congress Introduces Countering Communist China Act AAFCO Voices Concerns Regarding PURR Act Presidential Election Heating Up Texas Needs Agricultural Donations in Battle Against Wildfires AFIA is Tracking Legislation in Florida, Kentucky and New York Want APHIS to Prioritize Your Product/Country Needs? Fill Out Survey by Friday! WTO Wrangles with Dispute Settlement Reform at MC13 Amid Agriculture, Fisheries Impasse Just a Few Days Until PISC! PCQI Training Early-bird Registration Ends Soon FII Early-bird Registration Extended New York Ag Sues JBS for Alleged Greenwashing' AFIA Is Now Accepting Applications for FFY Program
January 19, 2024
FeedGram 141, Jan. 4, 2024
OSHA Is Now Accepting Injury, Illness Reports Congress Gears Up for Busy Winter Season States Prepare for Upcoming Legislative Sessions USTR Extends 301 Tariff Exclusions Mitloehner to Headline Animal Agriculture Sustainability Summit Register for February AFIA-KSU 500 Short Course CBP Reopens Texas Border Crossings AFIA Is Now Accepting Nominations for Distinguished Industry Award How Is the U.S. Animal Food Industry Navigating the 2024 Policy Landscape?
January 19, 2024
FeedGram 136, Nov. 16, 2023
AFIA Joins International Community in Animal Food Discussions Congress Makes Progress on Keeping Government Open, Extends Farm Bill Programs N.Y. Bill Could Soon Raise Registration Rates for Human Grade Pet Food New Democratic Coalition Outlines Trade Policy Priorities IPEF Shares Progress, Roadblocks Is US Losing Uruguay to China? IPPE Invites You to Join Members to Atlanta Program Looking for Continuing Education? Register for the AFIA-KSU 500 Winter Course Missed EMC 2023? Going to COP? Let Us Know! CFI Tackles Transparency at Summit
October 12, 2023
FeedGram Issue 131, October 12, 2023
Animal Food Chain Innovation Holds Great Promise and Power AFIA Joins Call for Panel to Discuss Business Impact of Proposed Formaldehyde Management Standards House Speaker Ouster Delays Legislative Business AFIA Submits Comments Supporting California's Pet Food Regulatory Changes IPEF Negotiations Resume for Another Round US-UK Bilateral Trade Agreement Negotiations Begin AFIA Board of Directors Meets Going to COP? Let Us Know! NARA Launches New Organic Recycling Information Campaign New Report Finds Ag Falling Behind on Global Productivity
September 7, 2023
FeedGram Issue 126, September 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 Support the Feed Industry's Next Generation at EMC 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
November 17, 2022
FeedGram Issue 87, Nov. 17, 2022
In this issue: AFIA's Message to FDA: Modernize Policy to Keep Pace With Animal Nutrition Congress Returns, New Members Start to Organize Another Rail Union Votes Down Agreement Ag Groups Ask Congressional Leadership to Intervene on EPA Pesticide Tensions US, EU Feed Industries Send Supply Chain Recommendations to Agriculture Secretary White House Hones In on US Food, Ag Security Biden Restarts Talks With Chinese President US, Taiwan Officials Discuss Future Trade Opportunities AFIA Webinar Will Explain How to Export Pet Food to Vietnam AFIA, IFEEDER Share Feed Industry's Contributions to Sustainability Initiatives at Summit IFIF Updates Feed Safety E-learning Training Feed Equipment Industry Dives Into Sustainability Mark Your Calendars for Year-End AFIA Legislative and Regulatory Webinar Join Us at AFIA's FREE Feed Education Program
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
May 5, 2022
FeedGram Issue 59, May 5, 2022
In this issue: Farm Broadcasters Hear Feed Industry Concerns Additional Ukraine Aid Sought AFIA Members Assist Ingredient Appropriations Request California State Update Maine State Update Formaldehyde Risk Assessment Proceeding We Need Your Help Telling U.S. Feed's Story in China! Biden Administration Will Soon Decide to Extend or End China Tariffs AFIA Promoting US Pet Food on Vietnamese Social Media White House Sets Conference on Hunger, Nutrition and Health AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership 5 Reasons Not To Miss PCQI Training
April 28, 2022
FeedGram Issue 58, April 28, 2022
In this issue: Need Your Help Today to Secure Funds for Animal Food Ingredient Reviews Congress is Back to Work Ag Sector, Governmental Agencies Weigh in on Rail Issues Maine State Update ASF Vaccine Candidate Advances Ag Groups Request More Time to Comment on SEC Climate Disclosures Proposed Rule FBI Warns of Seasonal Threats for Cyber Attacks FSVP Importers: "UNK" No Longer an Option in Lieu of DUNS Number AFIA Talks HPAI, ASF and VS 16-4 Certificates With APHIS Administrator Shea Regulatory Reforms Needed to Fully Realize Benefits of Sustainability Tools USRSB Releases Sustainability Goals and Sector Targets at Annual Meeting CISA Calls for Increased Supply Chain Integrity FII Early-bird Registration Ends Tomorrow
April 27, 2022
Help AFIA Secure Funds for Animal Food Ingredient Reviews
Representatives Jim Baird, R-Ind., and Angie Craig, D-Minn., are sponsoring a "Dear Colleague" letter related to a fiscal 2023 appropriations request for $5 million in new funding for the Center for Veterinary Medicine's animal food ingredient review team. Last year, this duo championed the same effort during the rules committee debate to get $5 million in the House agriculture appropriations bill, of which we ultimately got $1 million in the omnibus agreement.
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!
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
October 16, 2020
AFIA Meets with Presidential Campaigns on Key Priorities
As Election Day draws closer, the American Feed Industry Association's Executive Committee met with each presidential campaign to learn more about the candidates' priorities for agriculture. These two-way conversations served as a vital way for the AFIA leadership to share the animal food industry's policy priorities, planting the seed for the next administration to tackle them.
May 29, 2020
ICYMI: Member Webinar on Legislative and Regulatory Issues
Last week, the American Feed Industry Association held a webcast for members to provide updates from the legislative and regulatory team. It covered a number of topics, including how the industry is responding to COVID-19 and what next steps include; a recap on state legislative activities; an update on progress made with speeding up the ingredient review process; the new AFIA-KSU online, on-demand feed training modules; a briefing on the upcoming Preventive Controls Qualified Individual course; and information on how members can advocate for issues affecting the industry.
January 24, 2020
AAFCO, AFIA Committees Address Issues at Mid-year Meeting
The Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) mid-year meeting occurred this week in Albuquerque, N.M. Over 380 attendees joined the meeting this week to address the variety of topics related to the state regulation of feed, feed ingredients and pet food. In combination with the meeting, the American Feed Industry Association's Feed Regulatory Committee (FRC) and Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee (IADC) also met, bringing together more than 140 industry members to discuss the latest state and federal regulatory activities.
January 24, 2020
Election Year Could Bring Surprises, Small Victories
Last week in Washington proved to be a busy one as the American Feed Industry Association saw success on two major policy priorities, the signing of a phase one trade agreement with China and the Senate's passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). Both agreements are critically important tools of foreign market access for the U.S. animal food industry, but equally important is the momentum they bring toward finally getting things done in a Congress that has been frustratingly gridlocked.
December 20, 2019
Big Moves on AFIA Priorities
The past few weeks in Washington have made big waves for agriculture and the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Though the House made history by voting to impeach the President this week and while these proceedings continued to capture the headlines and exhaust much of the political energy, significant progress was made on some priority issues for the animal food industry such as a win on appropriations for ingredient approvals, passage of the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the House and the announcement of a phase-one trade agreement reached with China.
December 20, 2019
AFIA Efforts Secure Additional Funding for CVM Ingredient Approvals
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the passage of bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year. The legislation, expected to be signed into law by President Trump today, not only averts a midnight deadline to shut down the government, but also achieves a very important AFIA policy priority to increase funding for animal food ingredient approvals.
December 6, 2019
Negotiations on Funding Holding AFIA Priorities Hostage
This week in Washington was another of slow progress for American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) priorities as Congress came back to work following the Thanksgiving holiday.
November 15, 2019
Impeachment Proceedings Take Center Stage, Progress on Legislative Priorities Slows
This week in Washington has been consumed by impeachment hearings, with the legislative process grinding to a halt. The hearings, which went public for the first time Wednesday morning, have stolen much of the oxygen from Capitol Hill, slowing progress on American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) legislative priorities.
November 1, 2019
Key AFIA Legislative Priorities Move Forward
This week, Washington progressed key American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) legislative priorities, despite the House leaving town yesterday for another week of recess.
October 4, 2019
AFIA Comments on Use of Foreign Data for Food Additive Submissions
The American Feed Industry Association recently submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) on the use of data from foreign countries to support new animal drug applications and animal food additive petitions. Improving the efficiency of the FDA's ingredient review process is a top priority for AFIA.
August 9, 2019
AAFCO Takes Action on New Ingredient Definitions
As usual, it was a packed room to discuss feed ingredient definitions at the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) annual meeting this week in Louisville, Ky.
August 9, 2019
AAFCO, AFIA Committees Address Pet Food Labels, Nutrient Levels and More
The land of horses and bourbon proved remarkable for the Association of American Feed Control Officials' (AAFCO) annual meeting in Louisville, Ky. The meeting kicked off this week with a workshop focused on the Food Safety Modernization Act. In combination with the meeting, the American Feed Industry Association's Feed Regulatory Committee (FRC) and Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee (IADC) also met, bringing together more than 140 industry members to discuss the latest state and federal regulatory activities.
June 27, 2019
U.S. House Passes Ag Appropriations Bill
On Tuesday, the House of Representatives passed a five-bill "minibus" spending measure that includes additional money for the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine animal food ingredient review and approval process. The bill passed on a party-line vote of 227-194.
May 16, 2019
AAFCO Releases Updated Information on Hemp
The Association of American Feed Control Officials is reminding animal feed and pet food manufacturers that hemp and hemp byproducts are not approved for use in animal feed or pet food. AAFCO released updated information earlier this month regarding hemp.
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
ICYMI: Last Weeks' Legislative and Regulatory Review
Last Friday, March 15, the American Feed Industry Association successfully held its first webcast member update with the legislative and regulatory (L&R) team. It covered a number of topics, including ingredient approvals, international trade, Food Safety Modernization Act inspections and the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 293 (ISO/TC-293).
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 15, 2019
March 2019 Legislative and Regulatory Review
March 15, the American Feed Industry Association held its a webcast member update with the legislative and regulatory (L&R) team. It covered a number of topics, including ingredient approvals, international trade, Food Safety Modernization Act inspections and the International Organization for Standardization Technical Committee 293 (ISO/TC-293).
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.
September 21, 2018
AAFCO's Ingredient Definitions Committee to Hold Webinar
On Friday, Oct. 5, the Association of American Feed Control Officials' Ingredient Definitions Committee will hold a webinar to take action on several ingredient definitions. As actions will be taken on ingredients, it is important that members share their concerns with the American Feed Industry Association before the webinar.
August 10, 2018
AAFCO Takes Action on New Ingredient Definitions
Over 430 people filled the room to discuss feed ingredient definitions at the Association of American Feed Control Officials' annual meeting last week in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
August 10, 2018
AAFCO, AFIA Committees Tackle Full Agenda at Annual Meeting
The sun, beach and discussions on ingredient definitions and the latest state and federal regulatory activity equated to record attendance at the Association of American Feed Control Officials' annual meeting in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., July 30-Aug. 1.
August 10, 2018
ADUFA/AGDUFA Await President's Signature
Last Tuesday, Congress passed H.R. 5554, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018. This bipartisan legislation will continue the user fee program for animal drugs, supporting an expedient review process and expanding conditional approval for "major use, major species" drugs to treat animal illnesses and diseases. A win for the animal food industry, the final bill also included an amendment that will improve the review and approval process for new animal food ingredients.
June 29, 2018
AAFCO Annual Meeting is Quickly Approaching
Two American Feed Industry Association committee meetings have traditionally coincided with the Association of American Feed Control Officials' annual meeting: the Ingredient Approval and Definition Committee meeting and the Feed Regulatory Committee meeting. These meetings are open to any AFIA member; however, AFIA asks those interested in attending to RSVP so we can plan accordingly.
April 6, 2018
AFIA Exclusive: Sen. Rand Paul Discusses Amendment to Improve Feed Ingredient Approvals at the FDA
In February, Senator Rand Paul, R-Ky., offered an amendment that would streamline the Food and Drug Administration's process for approving new animal feed additives and clarify existing rules and regulations the animal food manufacturing industry must follow. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee passed the amendment to S. 2434, the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments Act of 2018 (ADUFA and AGDUFA), Feb. 28, and the bill now awaits a full vote by the Senate.
March 23, 2018
User Fee Act Reauthorization Slows
The Senate and House have recently taken action on two bills that must be reauthorized by Sept. 30 in order for the Food and Drug Administration to continue collecting user fees in support of the review of animal drugs.
February 23, 2018
AFIA Works to Modernize Animal Food Ingredient Review and Approval Process
The American Feed Industry Association is working to modernize and improve the animal food ingredient review and approval process at the Food and Drug Administration's Center for Veterinary Medicine. The process is long overdue for an update as companies struggle with getting ingredients through the process and to market.
January 26, 2018
AAFCO Takes Action on New Ingredient Definitions
The Association of American Feed Control Officials (AAFCO) held a lively debate and took action on several feed ingredient definitions at its mid-year meeting this week in Garden Grove, California.