International Feed Regulators Meeting to occur in January

by World Grain Staff
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ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. β€” The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will host the fourth International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) Jan. 24-25, 2011 in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.

The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) is assisting with the organization of the event.

Delegates from over 20 countries are expected to attend the two-day event, held in the Georgia World Congress Center, to discuss topics relevant to the feed and pet food industry.

IFRM offers a chance for international regulators to come together and gain greater understanding of the global issues affecting the feed industry around the world. The meeting will offer a wide variety of topics, including: a presentation on regulatory developments of feed labeling; the newly reestablished Codex Feed Task Force, hosted by Swiss authorities including an outlook on the Task Force plans and a discussion of risk assessment methods and management tools; the IFIF Feed Regulatory Comparison Report for Feed Additives will compare and contrast the approval processes in Canada, the U.S. and the E.U.; FAO/WHO will provide an outlook on the possible emergency notification mechanisms; and a report on of the Safe Supply of Affordable Food Everywhere project.

IFIF chairman of the board, Dave Cieslak, Cargill, said, β€œIt is a unique event for industry and global feed regulators to come together to discuss issues of mutual interest.”

Government feed regulators may attend this event at no fee. For industry and trade association representatives, the cost is $275. For more information about this event, contact AFIA at afia@afia.org or 1.703.524.1921.

The IFRM is being held prior to the International Feed Expo/International Poultry Expo which is on Jan. 26-28, 2011. For more details on the largest annual feed industry tradeshow, visit www.ife11.org or www.ipe11.org.
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