Feed industry to help implement international animal health standards

By Jane Byrne contact

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The global feed industry has pledged its support for the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) in a bid to help prevent and manage infectious diseases in livestock.

Alexandra de Athayde, executive director of the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), said greater cooperation between the IFIF and the OIE would strengthen linkages between feed safety and food safety.

She was speaking to the 900 delegates at the 82nd General Session of the OIE Assembly in Paris this week.

“IFIF looks forward to continue to work with the OIE to contribute to improved animal health and productivity, which in the end leads to a positive contribution to public health, as well as to support the development, updating and implementation of OIE standards and guidelines,”​ said de Athayde.

Held from 25 to 30 May 2014, the OIE event brings together representatives of 178 OIE members as well as observers from international organizations, including IFIF, which has an official cooperation agreement with the OIE since 2012.

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