ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) announced on Nov. 13 the addition of W. Henry Turlington, Ph. D., as its new director of quality and manufacturing regulatory affairs. The position title is a newly created role at AFIA. 

Turlington’s duties will be heavily involved in the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) feed rule comment development process as part of AFIA’s legislative and regulatory team and in conjunction with member working groups. He will also focus on the overall quality and technical leadership for AFIA’s third-party certification programs alongside Keith Epperson. 

“We are pleased to welcome Henry as the newest member of the AFIA team,” said AFIA President and Chief Executive Officer Joel G. Newman. “His feed industry experience in the quality assurance sector will make him a valuable asset to AFIA’s staff while wading through the feed rule and other industry challenges to come. Henry will broaden and strengthen our total team expertise in serving our members.”

Turlington previously held quality and food safety positions with The Nutro Company and Provimi North America. Turlington also has a longstanding relationship with AFIA, serving as chairman of the Quality Council in 2004-05. 

Turlington has a doctorate from Kansas State University and a master’s degree in animal nutrition from University of Kentucky. He has bachelor’s degree in animal sciences from North Carolina State University. 

Turlington can be reached at [email protected] beginning on Nov. 18.