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6th International Feed Regulators Meetings to be held in Africa

The 6th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) meeting organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) will be held for the first time on the African continent on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 in in Sun City, South Africa, prior to the 4th Global Feed and Food Congress (GFFC).

The IFRM provides an opportunity for regulators and feed industry professionals from across the globe to exchange their thoughts and discuss concrete ideas for providing safe and affordable feed and food around the world.

“IFIF is delighted to invite regulators from around the world to South Africa and the IFRM really has become a unique opportunity for industry and regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, such as the harmonization of global feed safety standards and opportunities for mutual recognition of approval processes” said Mario Sergio Cutait, IFIF Chairman. Mr. Cutait added “We are particularly excited that the IFRM will be held on the African Continent for the first time just ahead of the Global Feed and Food Congress, and we look forward to welcoming regulators from around the world to Sun City, South Africa.”

Other topics of discussion will include the ad hoc Intergovernmental Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF), a discussion on technical barriers to international trade of feed, updates on the progress of redesigning the US and Canadian feed ingredient approval process, and the presentation of the IFIF ‘Comparison of Approval Process and Risk-Assessment procedure for Feed Ingredients’ project.

Government feed regulators may attend this event at no fee and participation at the IFRM is by invitation only. Should you be interested in joining the IFRM please contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive

Director, at executive.director@ifif.org. All feed and food industry professional are invited to join the 4th Global Feed and Food Congress (GFFC) on 10-12 April 2013. For more information and registration for the GFFC please visit www.gffc2013.com.

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