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ANAC participates in international feed meetings

October 31, 2017

The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) is a key organization that ensures the feed industry is well represented on the international stage. IFIF collaborates with many international bodies such as the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), and the Codex Alimentarius Commission. IFIF enables the feed industry to have a strong voice at the table when issues impacting the food chain are discussed. More information on IFIF can be found in their annual report.

In early October, ANAC’s Executive Director, Melissa Dumont, participated in the 16th annual IFIF and FAO joint meeting. The agenda included issues such as antimicrobial resistance, environmental sustainability and contaminants in feed. The harmonization of standards between jurisdictions through the International Cooperation for Convergence of Technical Requirements for the Assessment of Feed Ingredients (ICCF) project was also on the agenda. A press release with highlights from the meeting can be accessed HERE.

IFIF also held its 30th Annual General Assembly in early October where it welcomed a new chairman, Daniel Bercovici, President of Ajinomoto Eurolysine S.A.S. Melissa Dumont was elected to the IFIF board of directors for a two-year term representing the Canadian feed industry. A complete list of IFIF directors is available in the following press release.

Melissa welcomes the opportunity to continue to collaborate with other associations and companies on international projects such as the ICCF, the development of guidance for implementing Global Harmonized System (GHS), and the Global Feed LCA Institute. When asked about the importance of international projects, she stated: “As the feed industry continues to evolve and what happens abroad affects our Canadian business more than ever, it is important for the Canadian feed industry to participate in projects which can benefit our feed sector at home. IFIF gives the feed industry a platform to exchange thoughts and ideas with other national associations as well as regulators and companies who conduct business worldwide.”