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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.

August 20, 2018
AFIA Applauds FDA Decision to Extend Some FSMA Compliance, Inspection Deadlines

The American Feed Industry Association hails the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement yesterday to extend its deadlines and inspection timeframes for when certain-sized facilities should come into compliance with some Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) rules and regulations. By extending the deadlines, the FDA will have more time to release the final FSMA guidance documents and train its inspectors, while the regulated animal food industry will have greater opportunity to perform the necessary retrofits to animal food safety plans and processes to ensure full compliance with federal regulations.

By Victoria Broehm
August 2, 2018
AFIA Applauds Passage of Bill to Improve Federal Process for Approving New Animal Drugs and Animal Food Ingredients

The American Feed Industry Association commends Congress for sending a bill to the president this week for signature — the Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Amendments of 2018 (H.R. 5554). This bipartisan legislation will continue providing the necessary resources to support the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine with completing more expeditious reviews of new animal drugs and improving FDA’s review and approval process for animal food ingredients.

By Victoria Broehm
July 31, 2018
Michael Bedford Receives Poultry Nutrition Research Award

The American Feed Industry Association honored Michael Bedford, Ph.D., with the AFIA-Poultry Science Association (PSA) Nutrition Research Award at the PSA annual meeting yesterday in San Antonio, Texas.

By Codi Coulter
July 26, 2018
AFIA Opens Registration for Equipment Manufacturers Conference

Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, being held Nov. 7-9 in San Antonio, Texas. Hosted by AFIA’s Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this annual conference brings together equipment designers, manufacturers and installers and feed production professionals from across the United States.

By Codi Coulter
July 23, 2018
AFIA Urges FDA to Take a Flexible Approach to HA/PC Regulations

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.

By Victoria Broehm
July 11, 2018
AFIA Thanks Its Outgoing Committee Members

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.

By Codi Coulter
July 10, 2018
ARIA Recognizes Animal Scientists with Nutrition Research Awards

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.

By Codi Coulter
July 10, 2018
AFIA Welcomes Louise Calderwood

The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce the addition of Louise Calderwood as its director of regulatory affairs, effective July 2.

By Codi Coulter
June 27, 2018
AFIA Honors Two Nutrition Awards Winners

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.

By Codi Coulter
June 20, 2018
Robert Cooper Joins IFEEDER as Executive Director

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. 

By Codi Coulter