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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.

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AFIA Welcomes FDA's Move Toward Modern Claims Regulations, But Says Legislation Still Needed
February 2, 2024
AFIA Welcomes FDA's Move Toward Modern Claims Regulations, But Says Legislation Still Needed

The American Feed Industry Association applauds the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine’s (CVM) decision to revoke an outdated regulatory policy spanning almost three decades, which has deterred animal food ingredient manufacturers from investing in the U.S. marketplace. This move could catalyze significant enhancements in livestock, poultry and aquaculture production, as well as advancements in food safety, environmental sustainability and animal well-being by allowing feed additives to be reviewed through the appropriate ingredient review processes versus the CVM’s animal drug review process.

By Victoria Broehm
MFA Incorporated's Aurora Mill Named 2023 Commercial Feed Facility of the Year
January 31, 2024
MFA Incorporated's Aurora Mill Named 2023 Commercial Feed Facility of the Year

ATLANTA, Ga. – Jan. 31, 2024 – The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs named MFA Incorporated’s Aurora Mill as its 2023 Commercial Dry Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented Trevor Erwin, plant manager, with the award today during the AFIA’s Feed Education Program, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo this week in Atlanta, Ga.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Recognizes Angele Thompson as Its Friend of Pet Food Award Winner
January 30, 2024
AFIA Recognizes Angele Thompson as Its Friend of Pet Food Award Winner

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the 2023 Friend of Pet Food Award winner, Angele Thompson, Ph.D., founder and president of Thompson PetTech. Jerry May, vice president of government and trade affairs at Freshpet, presented the award today during the AFIA Pet Food Conference, happening in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo this week.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Opens Registration for Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Training
January 17, 2024
AFIA Opens Registration for Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance Training

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its upcoming Food Safety Preventive Controls Alliance (FSPCA) Preventive Controls Qualified Individual (PCQI) for Animal Food training. The course, which will be held June 4-6 at The Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a PCQI.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities
January 10, 2024
AFIA Awarded Federal Funding to Support Global Market Access Opportunities

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to receive over $170,000 in federal funding for fiscal 2024 through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Foreign Agricultural Service’s (FAS) Market Access Program (MAP). With additional roll-over funding, AFIA’s 2024 MAP funding stands at nearly $200,000, providing the animal food industry more opportunities to broaden market access in and support the export of U.S. animal food products to Vietnam and China.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Releases 2024 Education Program and Events Schedule
January 4, 2024
AFIA Releases 2024 Education Program and Events Schedule

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has released its 2024 schedule of conferences and online education courses. Registration for several of these events is already open at afia.org/events.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Lekin to Communications Department
December 19, 2023
AFIA Welcomes Lekin to Communications Department

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Taylor Lekin as its marketing and program development coordinator, effective Dec. 11.

By Victoria Broehm
PISC Registration Open
December 13, 2023
PISC Registration Open

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened registration for its 2024 Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening on March 12-14 in San Antonio, Texas. This three-day, must-attend program includes education and networking events for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food manufacturing industry.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Applauds House Introduction of Innovative FEED Act
December 7, 2023
AFIA Applauds House Introduction of Innovative FEED Act

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) appreciates Representatives Greg Pence (R-Ind.-06), Jim Baird (R-Ind.-04), Kim Schrier (D-Wash.-08), and Angie Craig (D- Minn.-02) for leading the introduction of a key piece of legislation that will improve the regulatory environment for new animal feed ingredients. The Innovative Feed Enhancement and Economic Development (Innovative FEED) Act will amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to establish a regulatory pathway for a new category of animal food substances that act solely within animals’ gut microbiomes or in the feed they are digesting to provide a wide range of benefits, giving the Food and Drug Administration the power it needs to ensure regulations keep pace with scientific innovation in feed.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Welcomes Staff Changes
November 21, 2023
AFIA Welcomes Staff Changes

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is pleased to announce the addition of Madison Wyman as its policy communications specialist, effective Nov. 13

By Victoria Broehm