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 has released its 2020 schedule of conferences and online courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events.
The American Feed Industry Association appreciates Congress’ decision today to confirm Dr. Stephen Hahn to lead the Food and Drug Administration. AFIA looks forward to working with Commissioner Hahn, as FDA is the main agency regulating the animal food industry.
The American Feed Industry Association applauds the efforts made by the House Democrats’ Trade Working Group and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer to resolve the remaining provisions in the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and for reaching a deal.
The American Feed Industry Association supports the Food and Drug Administration's vision outlined in the Blueprint for a New Era of Smarter Food Safety, but is concerned about unintended consequences brought about by the requirement to adopt emerging technology for use in food tracking and traceability.
The American Feed Industry Association’s free Feed Education Program returns this year to the International Production & Processing Expo on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, to update attendees on recent changes within several federal agencies. The four-hour program is ideal for animal food facility managers, operations personnel and mill personnel looking to learn about the latest regulatory requirements impacting their businesses.
A new educational program hosted by the American Feed Industry Association will focus on biosecurity as it pertains to foreign animal diseases, such as foot and mouth disease, African swine fever and avian influenza. The program, “Biosecurity in the Face of Foreign Animal Disease – What the Feed Industry Needs to Know,” will take place on Jan. 29, 2020, in conjunction with the 2020 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 28-30 in Atlanta, Ga. Experts will discuss how to prevent the introduction of foreign animal diseases into your facility, what to do if a disease outbreak comes to the U.S. and much more!
The American Feed Industry Association has received clarification from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) that last week’s announcement from China only includes poultry imports for human consumption and does not include other poultry products, such as those used in pet food.
Domestic and international trends, oxidation of pet food ingredients, research in emerging issues and dilated cardiomyopathy in pets are the hot topics that will take the stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference. The recipient of the inaugural Friend of Pet Food Award will also be announced at the conference.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for its 2020 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening on March 17-19 in Seattle, Wash. This three-day educational and networking program is the “must attend” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.
More than 70 industry professionals gathered in Marco Island, Fla., last week to participate in the American Feed Industry Association’s 20th annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC). Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference focused on sound operating today to ensure a bright future.