The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) announced their participation in the new International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF), as well as the upcoming International Feed Regulators Meeting.
Regulatory authorities and feed and feed ingredient associations from Canada, the European Union and the United States met in Brussels in May to launch the cooperation, which aims to develop and establish common guidance that covers technical requirements for the assessment of feed ingredients, including new uses of existing feed ingredients.
Founding ICCF members include the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA), the European Commission (DG SANTE), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), as well as the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), the Animal Nutrition Association of Canada (ANAC), the EU Association of Specialty Feed Ingredients and their Mixtures (FEFANA) and IFIF.
IFIF will collaborate with another regulatory agency, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), to organize the 11th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM). The meeting will take place January 29-30, 2018 in Atlanta, USA, prior to the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) at the Georgia World Congress Center (GWCC).
The 11th International Feed Regulators Meeting provides an opportunity for regulators and feed industry professionals from across the globe to exchange their thoughts and discuss concrete ideas for providing safe and affordable feed and food around the world. Government feed regulators may attend this event at no fee and participation at the IFRM is by invitation only.
IFIF also recently welcomed new members to the IFIF family who joined the Federation in the first half of 2017, including the Iran Feed Industry Association (IFIA), which joined IFIF as a national association member. The newest corporate members to IFIF include BIOMIN Holding GmbH, Diamond V, Lallemand Animal Nutrition and Nuscience - member of the Royal Agrifirm Group.