TUCKER, GEORGIA, US — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a new education program, “Biosecurity: Preparedness Must Be Perpetual,” during the 2023 International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE), which will take place Jan. 24-26, 2023, in Atlanta, Georgia, US.

Experts will highlight the need for a continued focus on biosecurity for the animal agriculture industry with discussions on preparedness and the latest response plans from federal and state authorities; current standings on African swine fever and highly pathogenic avian influenza; and areas where feed safety could be compromised.

“This program will be very valuable to feed manufacturers, because we will walk through what steps should be taken in the event of different animal diseases outbreaks,” said Paul Davis, PhD, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the AFIA. “The feed industry can play a big role in animal disease prevention, and with highly pathogenic avian influenza spreading and African swine fever at our back door, it is important that we all come together to make biosecurity a priority.”

The program will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon ET on Wednesday, Jan. 25, at IPPE. The cost to register is $65 before Jan. 6, and $85 after that date. 

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 AFIA, the North American Meat Institute (NAMI) and the US Poultry & Egg Association (USPOULTRY). 

Online registration for IPPE is open, and the early-bird rate of $75 is available until Jan. 6, after which it increases to $125.