The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is offering a 2013 Regulatory Training Short Course (RTS) Nov. 20-21. The short course will be held at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel in Arlington, Va.
“This course is a high-demand seminar that always sells out quickly,” said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA’s director of ingredients, pet food and state affairs. “It is AFIA’s third time offering the course and we anticipate not only a full room yet again, but have lined up influential speakers discussing topics beneficial to those serving the regulatory side of the feed industry.”
The programming is an opportunity for regulatory professionals in the feed, ingredient and pet food industries to come together to develop the necessary skills to lead their company through the regulatory maze. RTS was created for regulatory directors with several years of industry experience and will cover advanced topics and regulatory strategies. The seminar will include topics such as the Food Safety Modernization Act, Working with State Regulators and AAFCO and Preparing for and Dealing with a FDA Inspection.
This year, AFIA will offer an Introduction to Feed Regulation in the U.S. seminar prior to the two-day event for attendees new to the regulatory area for an additional fee. The seminar has limited attendance in order to focus more on individual instruction and will be held on Nov. 19, at the Renaissance Arlington Capital View Hotel.
AFIA, based in Arlington, Va., is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. Founded in 1909, AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Members include more than 550 domestic and international companies and state, regional and national associations. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
The feed industry makes a major contribution to food safety, nutrition and the environment, and it plays a critical role in the production of healthy, wholesome meat, milk, fish and eggs and pets. More than 70 percent of the feed in the United States is manufactured by AFIA members.