The American Feed Industry Association publishes news releases surrounding its legislative and regulatory work, important political announcements, association events and more. See our most recent news below. For more information or to be added to our distribution list, contact Victoria Broehm, AFIA’s director of communications.
The American Feed Industry Association’s third-party certification program, FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food, has released a new guidance document that helps pet and animal food manufacturers better understand what is required of them through the Food Safety Modernization Act. The updated guidance document—version 7.0—now includes a section on current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and FSMA record-keeping requirements, as well as instructions on how to develop a site-specific food safety plan and hazard analysis.
The American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Paul Davis, Ph.D., as its new director of quality, animal food safety and education. Davis joined AFIA on July 31.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing today that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an audience of roughly 400 industry officials participating in the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ (AAFCO) annual meeting, being held in Bellevue, Washington, of the change this morning and the agency later followed up by posting this clarification on its website.
Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 2-4. Hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference will bring together equipment designers, builders and installers from across the United States who will focus on assessing risk management in the feed industry.
To accommodate a growing staff and better serve its members, the American Feed Industry Association will be relocating to a new office space in the same building later this month. Effective Aug. 21, AFIA’s new address will be: 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, Arlington, VA, 22201. AFIA will close its offices temporarily on Aug. 18, with phone lines and email down, during the move. AFIA has been in its current office space for 10 years.
Markus Rodehutscord, Ph.D., a professor of animal nutrition at the University of Hohenheim, Germany, was presented with the Poultry Nutrition Research Award at the Poultry Science Association’s Annual Meeting July 20 in Orlando, Florida.
The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement of hundreds of members who volunteer annually to serve on committees that further the success of the association’s mission, objectives and programs. AFIA thanks these volunteer members and the companies they represent for their service, as many long-term projects have been tackled because of their extra efforts.
The American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Victoria Broehm as its new director of communications. She will lead the association’s media relations and strategic communications efforts and serve as editor of the AFIA Journal and other member and media communications.
The American Feed Industry Association honored three individuals in the animal science field at the American Society of Animal Science Annual Meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, July 9.
The American Feed Industry Association welcomes Constance Samuels as its new manager of meetings and events. She will work with Veronica Rovelli, AFIA senior director of meetings and events, in planning and executing events, partner educational programs, committee meetings, Board meetings and webcasts.