5th International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) - January 2012


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The 5th annual IFIF / FAO International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) took place Monday and Tuesday 23-24 January 2012 in Atlanta, USA, prior to AFIA's International Feed Expo/International Poultry Expo.

The IFRM provided an opportunity for regulators and feed industry professionals from across the globe to exchange their thoughts and discuss concrete ideas for providing safe and affordable feed and food around the world.

Over 90 participants, including regulators from countries around the world and representatives of the whole feed chain, attended the meeting.

The topics discussed included:

  • An update on the ad hoc Intergovernmental Codex task Force on Animal Feeding.
  • Technical barriers to international trade of feed with an update on the progress of feed ingredient approval process, and presentations on comparisons of the management of undesirable substances between countries.
  • Discussions on Emergency Notification and Nuclear emergency preparedness affecting the feed industry, including a case study on crisis management in Japan.