The 11th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the FAO was held on 29-30 January 2018 in Atlanta, USA.
IFIF in cooperation with FAO
The IFRM is organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to bring together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world in discussion of critical issues facing the feed sector.
One hundred and twenty participants from across the world and from key regulatory bodies discussed topics ranging from animal nutrition and feeding strategies to improve animal health, capacity development for feed safety, to implement the Codex Alimentarius requirements.
Delegates also participated in a workshop on Feed Safety Risk Assessment and discussed the International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF). The meeting was an important opportunity for the global feed industry and feed regulators to come together.
Record number of participants
The meeting brought together over 120 participants from 27 countries.
A welcome address by Daniel Bercovici, IFIF and Badi Besbes, FAO opened the meeting.
Badi Besbes: Our challenges are to improve nutrition, increase productivity, reduce footprint, and reduce AMR.
Daniel Bercovici: IFIF represents 80% of the compound feed industry. New topics for IFIF are innovation drivers, feeding strategies and AMR reduction.
IFIF regulatory work and contributions to CODEX
Launch of IFIF Feed Contaminants Database
Convergence of technical requirements for feed ingredients assessment
Enabling the business of agriculture
Innovation drivers and regulatory frameworks in the feed sector
Capacity development for feed safety
Executive Manager, FIAAA