Feed regulators and industry meet IFIF and FAO
The 12th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM), organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the FAO, brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector.
The 12th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM), organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector. The meeting aims at facilitating a dialogue between the private and public sector on key issues affecting the feed and food chain. It is a unique forum for regulators and feed industry professionals from across the world to come together, informally exchange their thoughts and information and explore concrete ways to address jointly common challenges.
“I am delighted that we had a record number of participants from across the world and from key regulatory bodies join us at the 12th IFRM in Bangkok, including many from Asia. This meeting, yet again, proved to be an important opportunity for the global feed industry and feed regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, including Codex Alimentarius work relevant to feed and program for capacity development for feed safety,” said Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director.
“The success of this meeting is proof that FAO efforts to facilitate dialogue between the public and private sector are worthwhile,” said Daniela Battaglia, Animal Production Officer, Animal Production and Health Division of the FAO. Battaglia added that “feed operators can valuably contribute to make the livestock and food sectors more responsible and sustainable and to achieve other important goals such as food security, public health, and animal health and welfare. The IFRM is an important opportunity to exchange ideas among stakeholders from around the world and to coordinate our efforts towards common goals.”
Other topics discussed at the 12th IFRM included AMR, feed safety risk assessment and carry-over of residues of veterinary drugs from feed to food, as well as a session on the work of the International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF), which aims towards convergence of technical requirements specific to feed additive and ingredient authorization across regions.
Participation at the IFRM is only by invitation. If you are interested in joining the 13th IFRM in Atlanta, USA on January 27-28, 2020, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.