6th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) – April 2013

The 6th Annual International Feed Regulators Meeting (IFRM) meeting was held on Tuesday, 9 April 2013 in Sun City, South Africa, prior to the 4th Global Feed and Food Congress.

6th IFRM agenda

The 6th IFRM meeting organized by IFIF in cooperation with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) brought together a record number of feed regulators and government officials from around the world with representatives from IFIF and the FAO to discuss critical feed issues facing governments and industry today.

The 6th IFRM proved an important opportunity for global industry and feed regulators to discuss key issues for the feed and food chain, such as the harmonization of global feed safety standards and opportunities for mutual recognition of approval processes. IFIF was particularly excited that the IFRM was held in Africa for the first time and we were able to welcome so many colleagues from the African continent to this meeting who gave us an overview of the African regulators and industry issues and priorities.

Other topics of discussion at the 6th IFRM included an update on the ad hoc Intergovernmental Codex Task Force on Animal Feeding (TF AF), and the presentation of the IFIF ‘Comparison of Approval Process and Risk-Assessment procedure for Feed Ingredients’.

The IFRM is by invitation only. Should you be interested in joining the next IFRM 27-28 January 2014 in Atlanta, USA, please contact Alexandra de Athayde, Executive Director, at info@ifif.org.