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USA - AFIA's first Regulatory Training Short Course: What's What in Feed, Ingredient and Pet Food Regulations

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 states and the federal government

June 12, 2009

USA - AFIA’s first Regulatory Training Short Course: What’s What in Feed, Ingredient and Pet Food Regulations

The American Feed Industry Association is looking forward to opening its office doors on September 28-29, 2009, when it holds the first-ever Regulatory Training Short Course: What’s What in Feed, Ingredient and Pet Food Regulations. 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 states and the federal government.

Participants will listen to presentations by industry experts and government officials in the comfort of the AFIA offices in Arlington, Va. Speakers will include industry leaders such as Dr. Dan McChesney of the Food and Drug Administration/Center of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Joyce Bowling of the APHIS and Dr. Sharon Benz (and/or Dr. Mika Alewynse) of FDA CVM. This is an open forum so there will be opportunities to direct questions and comments to the presenters.

Quite simply, there is no formal process for the training of regulatory feed professionals in the United States. Instead, regulatory officials tend to have a nutrition or quality background, 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 how to deal with feed-related regulatory issues. Whether you’re a novice in the regulatory field 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. Space is limited. 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. 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.

If you have any questions regarding the event, please contact Jarrod Kersey at
jkersey@afia.org. For questions regarding hotel reservations, please contact Veronica Pedrotty at vpedrotty@afia.org. We look forward to seeing you in D.C. 

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