More than 250 attendees participated in the NGFA-Pet Food Institute’s (PFI) 10th annual Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference in Kansas City, Mo. – the annual collaboration designed specifically for the feed and pet food sectors. The conference, conducted Oct. 1-2, featured a trade show and sessions covering regulatory changes, trade outlooks, and other market issues affecting the animal feed and pet food sectors.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) Director Dr. Steven Solomon and Dr. Marla Keller, biologist for FDA/CVM presented information on CVM’s priorities and FDA’s implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).

Gregg Doud, chief agricultural negotiator for the Office of the United States Trade Representative, and Peter Tabor, PFI’s vice president of regulatory and international affairs (third photo) discussed the status of ongoing U.S. international trade negotiations.

During the conference, Dr. Cassie Jones, associate professor at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., also gave a presentation about safeguards, including biosecurity plans, that animal feed manufacturers may wish to consider to combat the transmission of pathogenic viruses, such as African Swine Fever.

In addition to updates on FSMA inspections and the containment of ASF, the joint conference featured several business sessions – focused on information technology, sustainability practices and crisis management.

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