The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has recently signed an official Co-operation Agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
The agreement aimed at facilitating and strengthening co-operation between the two organisations, in particular with the regards to the prevention and management of infectious diseases, including zoonotic disease, as well as the support for the development, updating and implementation of OIE standards and guidelines. The co-operation further aims to strengthen linkages between feed safety and food safety.
Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, says, “I am delighted that IFIF has signed this Cooperation Agreement with the OIE. They are a critical organisation in the feed and food chain, and IFIF looks forward to work closely with the OIE to contribute to improved animal health and productivity, which in the end leads to a positive contribution to public health.”
Ms de Athayde added, “only by working together with all stakeholders can we continue to ensure feed and food safety, while meeting the demands of 60% more food for nine billion people by 2050 and to do so sustainably.”
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