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The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is now accepting nominations through Sept. 1 for its annual Friend of Pet Food Award, to be recognized at the upcoming AFIA Pet Food Conference on Jan. 25, 2022. Launched in 2019, the award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to support the growth of the pet food industry.
“As the science around animal nutrition evolves, we depend on talented individuals to help us research and think bigger about how we can deliver safe, innovative products to keep our pets fed sustainably into the future,” said Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs. “The AFIA Friend of Pet Food Award is a great opportunity to nominate someone within your company who is going the extra mile for the betterment of pet nutrition and the industry.”
An ideal nominee will be currently employed and active in the pet food industry or an associated area, such as new product development, transportation, regulatory, academia, media or promotion. There is no restriction by company or industry affiliation, or the function performed by the nominee.
The award winner will be invited to attend the 2022 AFIA Pet Food Conference which is being held in conjunction with the International Production & Processing Expo in Atlanta, Ga., on Jan. 25-27, where they will be publicly recognized with a plaque.
For more information on the award or to nominate someone, visit afia.org/friendofpetfoodaward.