10th International Feed Regulators Meeting – January 2017

The 10th annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together feed industry representatives and government officials from around the world to discuss critical issues facing the feed sector with IFIF and the FAO.

10th IFRM agenda

The 10th IFRM set record for the number of participants from across the world and from key regulatory bodies. The meeting proved yet again an important opportunity for the global feed industry and feed regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, including Feed Safety Risk Management Strategies, as well as programs on capacity development for feed safety to implement the Codex Alimentarius requirements.

Other topics at the 10th IFRM included a workshop on actions to minimize antimicrobial resistance (AMR), an update of feed legislations in the Philippines, Ecuador and Japan, as well as a discussion of feed related work in the Codex Alimentarius Commission and an update on the Convergence Project, which aims towards convergence of technical requirements specific to feed additive/ingredient authorization across regions.