ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, US — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has opened the application phase for its Integrator Feed Facility of the Year (FFY) program. 

The program, in coordination with Feedstuffs and the US Poultry and Egg Association (USPOULTRY), is open to all AFIA and USPOULTRY member integrator feed facilities, and submissions, with the $100 application fee, are due by Oct. 7.

“Many of our integrator feed facility members prioritize top-notch safety, quality and food safety and production efficiency,” said Gary Huddleston, director of feed manufacturing and regulatory affairs for the AFIA. “We are excited to recognize those who go above and beyond in keeping their operations running safely and efficiently.”

The AFIA has been recognizing excellent feed manufacturing facilities since 1985. In 2016, the AFIA created four distinct manufacturing categories to be more inclusive of industry facilities. In 2021, the FFY program separated each category into its own individual program: liquid feed, commercial dry, premix and ingredient, and integrator, with each category having its own facility of the year award. 

Founded in 1909, the AFIA, based in Arlington, Virginia, US, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the US animal food industry and its suppliers.

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