On Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a seminar to provide insight to the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the United States. The How to Export Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S. seminar is the first of its kind sponsored by the association and will be held during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga.
“Over the years AFIA has seen an increased interest and curiosity by IPPE participants in exporting feed and feed ingredients to the U.S.,” said Gina Tumbarello, AFIA manager of international trade. “The seminar is designed to address this growing demand by providing a variety of information from a diverse panel of speakers. If you are currently exporting to the U.S., or thinking about it, this seminar will serve as an excellent resource.”
The half-day seminar will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and will include presentations from both the Agriculture Department’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Topics include U.S. Feed/Feed Ingredient Import Trends, APHIS: Exporting Animal and Plant Products to the U.S. and Customs Brokers: Representing Companies not Located in the U.S. Dr. Daniel McChesney from FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine will also present at the event, addressing the timely topic of the Food Safety Modernization Act—What Exporters to the U.S. Need to Know.
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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.