Leah Wilkinson, vice president of public policy and education at the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), addressed the complexities of navigating Washington DC during an election year, at IPPE last week.
The US feed industry can exploit a slew of animal nutrition and scientific breakthroughs, but it is stymied by slow, confusing, and unpredictable regulatory review processes that deter innovators from bringing their products to the US marketplace, says...
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has come out in support of a bill that it says offers a new way for the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to evaluate feed additives and spur innovation in the US livestock sector.
Midwest Veterinary Supply, a Minnesota-based company that supplies prescription drugs for animals to veterinarians, farms, feedlots, and other businesses, pleaded guilty last week to introducing misbranded drugs into interstate commerce.
The US FDA has issued revised guidance for assessing the risk of antimicrobial resistance (AMR) in people, which could result from the use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food-producing animals.
The Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) of the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has opened the registration process for a virtual public meeting on its role in the AAFCO feed ingredient definition process.
The US FDA’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) says registration is open for a virtual public listening session on the agency’s regulation of animal feeds claiming, for example, to enable environmental or production gains.
Kansas, US based feed manufacturer, Valley View Milling, was sent a warning letter from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in May after an agency probe found evidence of ‘significant violations’ of feed regulations at its facility.
Feed ingredients like seaweed that could help curb methane emissions in cows, are being researched around the world. And some, such as DSM’s Bovaer, are already seeing market introduction, but the US lags behind in gaining approvals, notes the AFIA.
US industry and regulatory groups are calling on US state leaders and lawmakers to support scientific research to ensure the safety of hemp as an animal-feed ingredient prior to any federal or state approval.
US organization, AAFCO, has warned that bringing hemp products to market in animal feed through a patchwork of state laws will lead to inconsistent manufacturing guidelines, unsupported marketing claims across the country, and restriction of interstate...
Constance Cullman, president of the CEO of the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA), in a talk during the virtual IPPE trade show this week, provided insights gleaned from roundtable discussions the AFIA led in late 2020 on HR best practice during...
All US food and feed facilities must renew their US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) registration between October 1 and December 31, 2020. Renewal is required every even-numbered year, and failure to renew results in a cancelled registration, says a...
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) says the US Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) has achieved a long-awaited major milestone that will boost the trade of US feed products abroad.
A US industry and policy stakeholder group is planning to submit an application in August this year to get approval for the use of hemp seed, meal and cake as protein supplements for use in the diets of layers and broiler chickens.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is highlighting how companies with unused, out-of-date or stale food from the ongoing coronavirus outbreak can redistribute products for the animal feed market.
Following an expansion in products for animals containing hemp or cannabidiol, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture is accelerating its surveillance activities aimed at preventing the use of unapproved ingredients in feed.
The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) has applauded the passage of bipartisan legislation to fund the federal government for the remainder of the 2020 fiscal year as the move sees a key AFIA policy ambition – increased funding for feed ingredient...
The US Food and Drug Administration calls on Valley Proteins to improve some company practices and undertake corrective actions regarding identifying and controlling some potential hazards for animal feed ingredients.
The FDA has published guidance around voluntarily bringing the remaining approved animal drugs containing antimicrobials of human medical importance under the oversight of licensed veterinarians in the US.