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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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Richard Sellers Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award
May 18, 2023
Richard Sellers Receives AFIA's Distinguished Service Award

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) honored Richard Sellers, formerly of the AFIA, with its 2023 Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to the feed industry. Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s vice president of public policy and education, presented the award to Sellers at the AFIA’s May Board of Directors meeting.

By Lacie Dotterweich
AFIA Applauds New Health Certificate for Exporting Pet Food Products to Vietnam
April 26, 2023
AFIA Applauds New Health Certificate for Exporting Pet Food Products to Vietnam

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for releasing new international regulations for exporting dry pet food to Vietnam, after many years of discussions with the AFIA. APHIS’s new export health certificate for dry pet food will make shipping products to the Southeast Asian country more consistent and transparent.

By Victoria Broehm
AFIA Advances Industry's Ability to Export Amid Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks
April 5, 2023
AFIA Advances Industry's Ability to Export Amid Foreign Animal Disease Outbreaks

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) for protecting the animal food industry’s ability to export products in the event of a foreign animal disease outbreak. APHIS announced today an updated Veterinary Services form 16-4 in response to concerns that all animal food manufacturers would be barred from exporting animal-based products amid a foreign animal disease outbreak in the United States, under the previous language of the 16-4 health certificate.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
Mountaire Farms Awarded AFIA's Integrator Feed Facility of the Year
March 17, 2023
Mountaire Farms Awarded AFIA's Integrator Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in partnership with Feedstuffs and the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY), named Mountaire Farms’ Scotland County feed mill in Maxton, N.C., as its 2022 Integrator Feed Facility of the Year (FFY). Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented the award Tuesday to plant manager Hector Pacheco, during the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Nearly 600 Animal Food Industry Professionals Do Business at PISC
March 14, 2023
Nearly 600 Animal Food Industry Professionals Do Business at PISC

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) last week, bringing together 580 animal food ingredient buyers and sellers from across the country to Orlando, Fla., for three days of educational programming, business meetings and networking opportunities.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Animix Awarded AFIA's Premix and Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year
March 9, 2023
Animix Awarded AFIA's Premix and Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and Feedstuffs has named Animix LLC’s Juneau, Wis., plant as its 2022 Premix/Ingredient Feed Facility of the Year. Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs, presented Randall Boldt, Animix director of operations, with the award yesterday during the AFIA’s Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC), happening in Orlando this week.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership
February 22, 2023
AFIA Thanks Members for Years of Loyalty, Membership

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) thanks our members for their decades of loyalty and assistance representing the interests of the whole animal food industry.

By Lacie Dotterweich, Communications and Social Media Manager
AFIA Backs FDA's Pick to Lead CVM
February 17, 2023
AFIA Backs FDA's Pick to Lead CVM

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) applauds the Food and Drug Administration’s announcement today that Tracey Forfa, J.D., will serve as the new director of the FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine. Upon hearing the news, AFIA’s President and CEO Constance Cullman issued the following statement:

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Education Program Reinforces Need for Biosecurity Plans in Feed Facilities
January 26, 2023
Education Program Reinforces Need for Biosecurity Plans in Feed Facilities

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted a half-day educational program this week in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE). The program offered more than 150 registered attendees a chance to hear from scientific experts on the latest spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) and African swine fever (ASF) globally, as well as ways the feed and poultry industries can plug gaps now in their biosecurity programs.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications
Feed Education Program Reaffirms Need for Formaldehyde
January 25, 2023
Feed Education Program Reaffirms Need for Formaldehyde

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) hosted its annual Feed Education Program yesterday, covering what the animal food industry can expect from U.S. federal regulators in 2023 and findings from a recent African swine fever (ASF) feed mill decontamination study.

By Victoria Broehm, Senior Director of Communications