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Pet Food Conference Examines Emerging Trends

Topics include pet food labeling, export trends, regulatory updates, cybersecurity/ransomware and more

Pet food VIA PIXABAY Sep 2021

Pet food labeling, export trends, human resources in the industry, regulatory updates and best practices for dealing with cybersecurity and ransomware are the hot topics that will take center stage at the upcoming American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) Pet Food Conference.

The 15th annual AFIA Pet Food Conference will take place on Jan. 25, 2022, in conjunction with the 2022 International Production & Processing Expo, taking place Jan. 25-27. The AFIA will also announce the recipient of the annual Friend of Pet Food Award at the conference.

“We are thrilled to bring the pet food industry together again. Since the last in-person conference in 2020, much has changed – sustainability has risen to be a top priority, concerns of cybersecurity and ransomware attacks have heightened given recent events and major changes to pet food labels given new consumer preferences are shaking things up,” says Louise Calderwood, AFIA’s director of regulatory affairs.

“The 2022 Pet Food Conference will reconnect hundreds of pet food professionals and examine the new landscape we are operating in.”

Online registration for IPPE and the AFIA Pet Food Conference is now open. The conference runs from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Jan. 25 and will include breakfast and lunch. Interested individuals are encouraged to register by January 7 to receive the early-bird rate of $105. After that, the registration increases to $150.

About IPPE
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) is a collaboration of three shows - International Feed Expo, International Meat Expo and the International Poultry Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and U.S. Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY).

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