The American Feed Industry Assn. (AFIA) will host a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) seminar on Jan. 26, 2016, as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga. The two-hour session will cover changes made to the VFD rule in spring 2014 and describe the challenges industry can expect moving forward.
The seminar is ideal for feed industry personnel responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what to do with old animal drug premixes after the policy goes into effect in January 2017.
2:00–3:00 p.m. - Veterinary Feed Directive – What you need to know before January 2017 - Richard Sellers, AFIA, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
3:00–3:45 p.m. - Panel Discussion - Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, vice president of science and technology; Kelly Marie Klaus, Animal Health Institute, manager of regulatory affairs; Tom Frost, Ph.D., Wayne Farms LLC, director of nutrition and research. Moderated by Richard Sellers, AFIA, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
3:45–4:00 p.m. - Questions and Answers - Richard Sellers, AFIA, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs.
“Changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive and animal drugs used in human medicine have been very complicated for many in the feed industry,” said Sellers. “AFIA is striving to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing assistance for our members and the industry to stay one step ahead of FDA proposed changes.”
To register online, visit www.ippexpo.com. On-site registration will also be available.
IPPE is expected to attract more than 28,000 attendees and is a collaboration of three trade shows — International Feed Expo, International Poultry Expo and International Meat Expo - representing the entire chain of protein production and processing. The event is sponsored by the American Feed Industry Assn., U.S. Poultry & Egg Assn. and the North American Meat Institute.
More information about IPPE, including registration details, lodging and education offerings, is available at www.ippexpo.com.