AFIA’s First Regulatory Training Short Course: What’s What in Feed, Ingredient and Pet Food Regulations Washington DC, USA
The American Feed Industry Association's Regulatory Training Short Course: What’s What in Feed, Ingredient and Pet Food Regulations will take place in Arlington, Va., on Sept. 28-29, 2009. The two-day conference will focus on the latest regulations affecting the livestock feed and pet food industry. The course is designed for professionals who wish to learn more about how the industry’s products are regulated by the federal government and states.
Participants will have access to top industry experts and government officials. Speakers and invited speakers include:
• Dr. Martine Hartogensis of the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine
• Dr. Joyce Bowling of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
• Dr. Sharon Benz (and/or Dr. Mika Alewynse) of FDA CVM
• Richard Sellers of the American Feed Industry Association
• Chad Linton of the West Virginia Department of Agriculture and an Association Of American Feed Control Officials, Inc. Board Member
• Steve Kopperud of Policy Directions Inc.
• Arthur Tsien of Olsson Frank and Weeda, AFIA’s legal counsel
There is no formal process for the training of regulatory feed professionals in the United States. Instead, regulatory officials tend to have nutrition or quality backgrounds, but no one source teaches how to deal with the regulatory requirements governing feed. Therefore, AFIA has developed this program to train regulatory professionals on feed-related regulatory issues. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced professional, this program provides an opportunity to advance your knowledge.
If you are interested in joining AFIA near Washington, D.C., for this first-time event, we suggest you make your reservations soon. Only 18 spaces are left. For fast and secure registration, you can register online or you can fill out the PDF form and mail or fax it to the AFIA office.
The hotel of choice for this event is the Westin Arlington Gateway, which is on the Orange Line of the metro subway system. The AFIA preferred rate is $169 single/double. This rate expires Sept. 8, 2009. Contact the Westin Arlington Gateway directly at (703) 717-6200 and identify yourself as a member of AFIA to receive the group rate. You also can make online reservations at your convenience.