9th International Feed Regulators Meeting - April 2016


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The 9th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector with IFIF and the FAO.

Key world regions and regulatory bodies were represented at the 9th IFRM and that this meeting yet again proved an important opportunity for the global feed industry and feed regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, including a discussion on the outcome of the FAO/WHO Experts Meeting on Hazards Associated with Animal Feed, as well as programmes on capacity development for feed safety to implement the Codex Alimentarius requirements.

Other topics at the 9th IFRM included a discussion of feed legislations in Turkey, Uganda, Ethiopia and Thailand, as well as a discussion of feed related work in the Codex Alimentarius Commission and an update on the IFIF Convergence Project, which aims towards convergence of technical requirements specific to feed additive/ingredient authorization across regions.