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AFIA brings its feed expertise to online IPPE event

A free education programme promises to give updates on regulatory changes in the animal food industry.

15 December 2020, at 7:30am

The American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) free Feed Education Programme returns this year in a virtual format to the International Production & Processing Expo Marketplace Week to update attendees on recent changes within several federal agencies and provide an outlook for the animal food industry for 2021. The two-hour programme, to be held 28 January 2021, is ideal for animal food facility managers and operations and mill personnel looking to learn about the latest regulatory requirements impacting their businesses.

“The AFIA Feed Education Programme offers attendees the opportunity to learn how regulations affect the animal food industry and share ideas to help the industry improve its manufacturing practices,” said Gary Huddleston, AFIA’s director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs. “While we wish we could meet in person, we hope the virtual format opens up the programme to others who typically can’t attend IPPE.”

The feed industry learned many things in 2020, including the value of being nimble and the benefits of instituting a good biosecurity programme. The programme’s featured speaker this year will present on just that – the importance of a good food safety and biosecurity plan. The agenda also includes updates on what a new administration means for regulatory, policy and leadership changes within the Food and Drug Administration, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the Environmental Protection Agency.

In addition to the educational portion of the programme, AFIA will introduce the reorganised Feed Facility of the Year programme as well as discuss new educational tools for feed manufacturers, including the updated online Feed Manufacturing Technology.

The AFIA Feed Education Programme will be held from 3-5 pm ET on 28 January 2021. Even though the programme is free, pre-registration is required.