The International Feed Regulators (IFR) took the opportunity to hold their fourth annual meeting prior to the Feed Expo on January 24-25 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA to promote discussion on international feed regulations and its impact.
Presented in conjunction by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), IFR offers the opportunity for industry leaders and regulators to convene over topics relative to the feed and feed ingredient industries.
Over 70 delegates from more than 20 countries attended the two-day event, held in Atlanta’s Georgia World Congress Center.
In addition to industry representatives sharing knowledge and exchanging information, experts held workshops and presentations on topics vital to the feed industry, including the Intergovernmental Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding, risk assessment and management tools, the IFIF Feed Regulatory Comparison Report and emergency notification systems for the feed industry.
“Presentations provided by both regulators and feed industry representatives provided background and examples of current practices, and challenged participants to consider ways to improve regulatory and risk-management systems,” said Dr. Dave Cieslak, IFIF chairman.
IFR presents a rare opportunity for feed and ingredient manufacturers and regulators across the globe to share and information on standards and actions affecting the worldwide industry. This exchange of information is vital in an increasingly global feed industry.