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1. Codex Supports AFIA's and IFIF's Work

After a bit of a setback with COVID-19, Leah Wilkinson and I are back (virtually) to participating in the Codex Committee on Veterinary Drugs in Food (CCRVDF) meetings. Recently, we zeroed in on agenda item 3.2, an update from the Food and Agriculture Organization on “carry-over in feed and transfer from feed to food of unavoidable and unintended residues of approved veterinary drugs.” Leah participated as the feed industry representative for the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and I participated as the feed industry representative on the U.S. delegation.  

Tags: Standards, Feed safety
By Mallory Gaines
2. Feed Industry Sees Big Win at Codex

Nearly 600 people worldwide are participating in the Codex Committee on Contaminants in Foods (CCCF) virtual meeting this week, including Leah Wilkinson, who is representing the feed industry through her role on the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) delegation, and myself, on the U.S. delegation. The most significant topic to the American Feed Industry Association is the potential for new work on radioactivity in food and feed (including drinking water) in non-emergency situations.

Tags: Trade, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
3. TECHTalks Cover Future of International Standards, COVID-19 Impacts

The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) Marketplace Week may be over, but the learning opportunities are far from done! IPPE’s TECHTalks, which are short educational presentations that discuss what the latest and greatest is out of the poultry, egg, meat and feed industries, are still available to watch on the IPPE Marketplace until Sunday, Feb. 28.

Tags: IPPE, Worker safety, Coronavirus, Standards
By Lacie Dotterweich
4. SPS, Our Favorite Acronym!

Hang around the American Feed Industry Association international trade team long enough and you will hear “SPS issues,” “SPS barriers to trade” and “more commitment to SPS in trade negotiations” pretty frequently. Gina Tumbarello and I love throwing around the acronym “SPS!” Many of you may ask, “what does SPS mean and how can SPS issues or barriers affect AFIA members?” I look forward to a challenge, so here we go on a blog journey about SPS measures and why they matter to the feed industry.

Tags: Trade, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
5. US Feed Industry Continues International Work to Combat Antimicrobial Resistance

The Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) took on a new look this year as it went virtual due to the global COVID-19 pandemic. Over eight days and several weeks, the CAC brought together over 600 participants from all over the globe, in various time zones and translation in six languages, to discuss international standard setting. The meeting went surprisingly well in a virtual format. It was encouraging to see the global commitment for moving international standards forward continues during these trying times.   

Tags: Antibiotics, Standards
By Mallory Gaines
6. The Codex Files Vlog: at the TFAMR Meeting

AFIA's Leah Wilkinson and Mallory Gaines attended the Codex Intergovernmental Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance meeting in South Korea this week.

Tags: Standards, Trade, Vlog
By Mallory Gaines
7. The Codex Files: What is Codex and Why Is It Important?

For many years now, AFIA members have heard about “Codex.” Codex is short for the Codex Alimentarius, an international standard-setting body that formulates food safety guidelines and standards to protect consumer health and help to harmonize the food trade. Why Codex is important to AFIA members is easy to explain, and I will in this first of three blogs, but Codex as an organization can be quite complicated. The structure of Codex, terminology used and political intricacies can easily be confusing.  

Tags: Trade, Standards, Vlog
By Mallory Gaines

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