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’s annual Equipment Manufacturers Conference (EMC) brought 41 attendees to Orlando, Florida, last week. The event, hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, focused on assessing risk management in the equipment manufacturing industry, while providing opportunities to network and raise money for the EMC scholarship fund.
The American Feed Industry Association applauded the Food and Drug Administration today for taking a step in the right direction in issuing long-awaited guidance for the feed industry to comply with several parts of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). AFIA urges the agency to provide time for compliance as the industry fully reviews the guidance and implements the necessary, and sometimes costly, changes at its facilities.
The Institute for Feed Education & Research (IFEEDER) along with several partners—including the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), National Pork Board, National Renderers Association, Poultry Protein and Fat Council, U.S. Poultry and Egg Association, and U.S. Soybean Board—has launched a new research project with the University of Arkansas to analyze whether animal feed contains any of the serotypes from the bacteria Salmonella that could pose a health threat to livestock. The yearlong project is aimed at helping the animal feed industry better understand if the bacteria is prevalent at their manufacturing facilities so that it can make more informed decisions on what additional safety measures, if any, should be taken to promote feed safety and protect animal health.
The American Feed Industry Association has wrapped up the country’s largest gathering of liquid supplement leaders, hearing from experts on the latest news, research and innovation happening in the field and recognizing outstanding individuals. The 47th annual Liquid Feed Symposium, held in Louisville, Kentucky, highlighted the pivotal role that liquid feed has in fueling America’s livestock industry with its theme, “Run for the Roses.”
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Joe Saini as its 2017 Liquid Feed Hall of Fame inductee. The AFIA Liquid Feed Committee presented the award–the highest award offered within the liquid feed industry—to Saini today during a luncheon at AFIA’s Liquid Feed Symposium, being held this week in Louisville, Kentucky.
The American Feed Industry Association’s third-party certification program, FSC36 Safe Feed/Safe Food, has released a new guidance document that helps pet and animal food manufacturers better understand what is required of them through the Food Safety Modernization Act. The updated guidance document—version 7.0—now includes a section on current good manufacturing practices (CGMP) and FSMA record-keeping requirements, as well as instructions on how to develop a site-specific food safety plan and hazard analysis.
The American Feed Industry Association is excited to welcome Paul Davis, Ph.D., as its new director of quality, animal food safety and education. Davis joined AFIA on July 31.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) commends the Food and Drug Administration for announcing today that it has effectively delayed inspections for animal food facilities to be in compliance with some parts of the animal food rule within the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) until fall 2018. Dr. Steve Solomon, director of the FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine, told an audience of roughly 400 industry officials participating in the Association of American Feed Control Officials’ (AAFCO) annual meeting, being held in Bellevue, Washington, of the change this morning and the agency later followed up by posting this clarification on its website.
Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association’s Equipment Manufacturers Conference, which will be held in Orlando, Florida, on Nov. 2-4. Hosted by the AFIA Equipment Manufacturers Committee, this year’s conference will bring together equipment designers, builders and installers from across the United States who will focus on assessing risk management in the feed industry.
To accommodate a growing staff and better serve its members, the American Feed Industry Association will be relocating to a new office space in the same building later this month. Effective Aug. 21, AFIA’s new address will be: 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 810, Arlington, VA, 22201. AFIA will close its offices temporarily on Aug. 18, with phone lines and email down, during the move. AFIA has been in its current office space for 10 years.