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Registration Open Through Jan. 11 For AFIA International Feed Expo

Date Posted: December 21, 2012

If you haven’t yet registered for the International Feed Expo, part of the International Production & Processing Expo, there is still time before the early-bird rate closes on Jan. 11, 2013.

In addition to visiting the sold-out tradeshow, don’t forget about the multitude of educational programs.

Registration for the IPPE is available at:

Registration is complimentary for AFIA feed and pet food manufacturing members if you register by Jan. 11, 2013, thanks to the ‘Members to Atlanta’ sponsors. In addition, if you are an exhibitor, be sure to register via the “exhibitor services” section, as your registration is complimentary.

Educational Program Highlights

AFIA International Education Forum • Wed. Jan. 30 • 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. • No additional fee

An annual program, this is designed by AFIA’s production compliance committee to provide hands-on information for today’s feed and pet food manufacturers.

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. ... EPA & OSHA Updates, Keith Epperson, vice president of manufacturing and training, American Feed Industry Association

9:00 – 10:00 a.m. ... Government Compliance Update: Food Safety Modernization Act, Richard Sellers, vice president of feed regulation and nutrition, American Feed Industry Association

10:00 – 11:00 a.m. ... Training New Feed Mill Managers Using Web-Based Tools, Dr. Adam Fahrenholz, North Carolina State University

Pet Food Conference • Tues. Jan 29 • 8:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. • Additional fee required

8:00-8:10 a.m. ... Welcome and Overview of the Conference Jarrod Kersey, The Nutro Company

8:10-8:45 a.m. ... Trends and Outlook for Pet Ownership in the U.S. Michael Maddox, Pet Industry Joint Advisory Council

8:45-9:30 a.m. ... Pet Food Safety Research: What Do We Know Today and Where Should We Go Next Dr. Greg Aldrich, Kansas State University

10:00-10:45 a.m. ... Panel: Role of Third Party Certification Programs Keith Epperson, AFIA Lars Reiman, Eurofins Scientific, Inc. Henry Turlington, The Nutro Company

10:45-11:30 a.m. ... Behind the Scenes of a CDC Outbreak Investigation Dr. Maho Imanishi, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

11:30-Noon ... AAFCO Update Jan Jarman, Minnesota Department of Agriculture

1:30-2:15 p.m. ... Panel: Pet Food Ingredients – Availability, Challenges and Approval Processes

2:15-3:00 p.m. ... U.S. Food and Drug Administration Update Dr. Daniel McChesney, FDA-CVM

3:30-4:00 p.m. ... Post California Proposition 37 – What Now? Ab Basu, Biotechnology Industry Organization

4:00-4:15 p.m. ... International Trade Update Gina Tumbarello, AFIA

4:15-5:15 p.m. ... Meeting the Needs of Today’s Consumer: Consumer Reports and Complaint Systems, Effectively Communicating with Consumers on Safety Messages and Dealing with Today’s Media (traditional and social)

Janet Riley, American Meat Institute

Steve Wawrzyniak, G.R.A. Consultants LLC

5:15 p.m. ... Wrap up and Adjourn Jarrod Kersey, The Nutro Company

Additional Educational Programs • More details on these programs can be found at

If you have any questions, contact Veronica Rovelli, AFIA’s director of meetings and events at (703) 558-3563 or or Sarah Novak, AFIA’s vice president of membership and public relations at (703) 558-3574 or

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