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.
In the spirit of continuing its dialogue with the Food and Drug Administration on the rules and implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), today, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) submitted comments to the agency on its draft guidance on Hazard Analysis and Risk-Based Preventive Controls (HA/PC) for Food for Animals. The 38-page comments affirm the animal food industry’s commitment to a “full and successful implementation of FSMA” across its varied industries but urges the agency to take a flexible approach when regulating under this rule.
The American Feed Industry Association depends heavily on the dedication and involvement 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 honored two individuals in the animal science field at the American Society of Animal Science annual meeting in Vancouver, Canada, July 9. Juan Loor, Ph.D., of the University of Illinois, received the AFIA-ASAS Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award, and Ruurd Zijlstra, Ph.D., of the University of Alberta, Canada, received the AFIA-ASAS Non-Ruminant Animal Nutrition Research Award.
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Louise Calderwood as its director of regulatory affairs, effective July 2.
The American Feed Industry Association honored two individuals in the animal science field at the American Dairy Science Association annual meeting in Knoxville, Tenn., June 25. Ian J. Lean, Ph.D., of Scibus received the AFIA-ADSA Nutrition Research Award, and Ronald L. Horst, Ph.D., of Heartland Assays received the AFIA and Federation of Animal Science Societies New Frontiers in Animal Nutrition Award.
The Institute for Feed Education and Research is pleased to announce the addition of Robert Cooper as its executive director, effective June 18. IFEEDER, the American Feed Industry Association’s public charity, focuses on research and education to support the feed industry.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its online feed manufacturing course, conducted in partnership with Kansas State University, Aug. 27-Sept. 28. The five-week, “AFIA 500: Fundamentals of Feed Manufacturing” distance education program provides an in-depth understanding of the feed manufacturing process, while allowing participants to work at their own pace and engage in online discussions with other students and university instructors.
The American Feed Industry Association held its biennial Feed Industry Institute this week in St. Louis, Mo. The conference brought together more than 130 individuals in the industry to learn the basics of the animal food manufacturing process, from the types of foods used to the animals fed to federal policies that shape the output of the industry and more.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) are making available exclusively to member companies a new hazard assessment tool to assist feed and pet food facilities in cost-effectively complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act for animal food.
The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 15-16 for its annual spring meeting in the nation’s capital, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members, discussed priority issues impacting the animal food industry with their legislators and conducted other official business.