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 held its biennial Feed Industry Institute this week in St. Louis, Mo. The conference brought together more than 130 individuals in the industry to learn the basics of the animal food manufacturing process, from the types of foods used to the animals fed to federal policies that shape the output of the industry and more.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) are making available exclusively to member companies a new hazard assessment tool to assist feed and pet food facilities in cost-effectively complying with the Food and Drug Administration’s final regulations implementing the Food Safety Modernization Act for animal food.
The American Feed Industry Association’s Board of Directors met May 15-16 for its annual spring meeting in the nation’s capital, where they elected a new chair and several Board and Executive Committee members, discussed priority issues impacting the animal food industry with their legislators and conducted other official business.
The American Feed Industry Association named Pete Calderon, general manager for Scott Equipment, as its Member of the Year during a ceremony at its Board of Directors dinner May 15 in Arlington, Va.
The American Feed Industry Association honored Charles Olentine, Ph.D., owner and president of Consult-NC, with its Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his lifelong service to the industry. AFIA’s Board of Directors presented the award May 15 in Arlington, Va.
The American Feed Industry Association honored Fred Fairchild with the AFIA-Kansas State University Feed Manufacturing Lifetime Achievement Award for his contributions to the feed industry through business and education. AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman presented the award to Fairchild at AFIA’s Board of Directors dinner May 15 in Arlington, Va.
The American Feed Industry Association has opened registration for a Preventive Controls Qualified Individual for Animal Food training. The course, being held July 24-26 at the Inn at Opryland in Nashville, Tenn., is one way to meet the requirements for a preventive controls qualified individual (PCQI).
The American Feed Industry Association is pleased to announce Bridget Rinker has joined as the new development assistant effective April 30.
The American Feed Industry Association held its annual Purchasing and Ingredient Suppliers Conference (PISC) this week in Fort Worth, Texas. The three-day educational and networking program boasted record 702 attendees, breaking last year’s record of 652 attendees, proving that it is becoming the “can’t miss” event for hundreds of feed ingredient buyers and sellers across the animal food industry.
The American Feed Industry Association congratulates Gregg Doud on his confirmation as chief agricultural negotiator in the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR). The Senate confirmed Doud yesterday following a lengthy hold placed on his nomination, and with myriad trade issues affecting the animal food manufacturing industry, AFIA believes he is the right person for the job.