ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA, U.S. — The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a half-day meeting on “Exporting Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S.” at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE)  in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S., Jan. 28, 2015.

The educational program will provide knowledge about the complex process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the U.S.

Gina Tumbarello, AFIA director of international policy and trade, will lead the program, focusing on topics such as “U.S. Feed/Feed Ingredient Import Trends,” “APHIS: Exporting Animal and Plant Products to the U.S.,” and “Exporting FDA-regulated Products to the U.S.”
Leah Wilkinson, AFIA director of ingredients, pet food and state affairs, and Richard Sellers, AFIA senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs, will also join in on the discussion to provide an update on the Food Safety and Modernization Act (FSMA) and present on the U.S. feed regulatory system.

“The re-proposed FSMA rules have a direct effect on the feed industry by creating major changes to the regulations of feed, feed ingredients and imports,” said Wilkinson. “Understanding how to be in compliance with the proposed requirements comes hand-in-hand with understanding the current complexity of importing feed ingredients to the U.S.”

To register online, visit On-site registration will also be available.