DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA – The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) launched its Global Animal Nutrition Program feed safety training in Tanzania. The training program is based on the IFIF FAO Feed Manual of Good Practices for the Feed Industry focused on increasing safety and feed quality at the production level by training more than 60 representatives from the Tanzanian feed industries.

Developed by IFIF in 2015, the Global Animal Nutrition Program is designed to raise capacities for feed safety in developing regions by training key individuals who can then apply and share their new skills with colleagues on site within a country. This reflects IFIF’s mission to promote solutions and information sharing for the feed industry, as well as stimulate the adoption of international standards and global equivalency.

“We are pleased that we were able to hold the IFIF Global Animal Nutrition Program in Tanzania with the support of the U.S. Grains Council and the Tanzanian Feed Industry Association,” said Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF executive director. “The IFIF training has real impacts for participants who can apply their new feed safety skills in feed mills across Tanzania, and I congratulate all the participants for their dedication to increase feed safety and quality at the production level.”

Athayde said IFIF members represent over 80% of feed production worldwide. The organization continues to focus on rolling out its Global Animal Nutrition program to other countries in hopes to spread support, training, safety standards and develop the feed industry. 

“The Tanzania feed industry is diverse and we are committed to continue working with our members toward achieving international benchmarks for animal feed safety and human food safety,” said Sufian Z. Kyarua, secretary general of TAFMA. “Through the IFIF training program our feed millers are better able to understand and implement the FAO/IFIF Code of Practice for Good Animal Feeding and other Codex standards, including hazards associated with animal feed, good production practices, cross contamination, and sampling and analysis.”

IFIF is made up of national and regional feed associations, feed related organizations, and corporate members from around the globe. The organization works to provide a unified voice and leadership to represent and promote the global feed industry as an essential participant in the food chain that provides sustainable, safe, nutritious and affordable food for a growing world population.