Joint Feed/Pet Food Conference

Joint Feed/Pet Food Conference

2016 FEED/PET FOOD JOINT CONFERENCE

The 2016 conference is Oct. 10-12 in Des Moines, Iowa, at the Embassy Suites.

Hotel reservations can be made now at the special conference rate of $176 per night (plus tax) single/double occupancy by using this special conference link.

 

2015 OVERVIEW

From September 29 to October 1 the NGFA and the Pet Food Institute once again collaborated on an annual Joint Feed/Pet Food Conference. The program was designed specifically for feed and pet food sectors and addressed pressing policy, regulatory and operations issues that companies face in today’s environment with a strong focus on FSMA compliance.

 

2015 CONFERENCE DETAILS

2015 Attendee List

2015 Joint Conference Attendee List

2015 Agenda

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Noon – 4 pm              NGFA/PFI Committee Meetings

 5:00 – 7:00 pm           Joint Conference Evening Reception
Wednesday, Sept. 30

 8:30 – 8:45 am           Conference Welcome RemarksRandall Gordon, President, NGFA (confirmed) and Cathy Enright, President, PFI

8:45 – 9:30 am           FSMA: The Move from Rulemaking to Implementation – Dr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

9:30 – 10:15 am         FSMA: Preparing for Compliance – Scott MacIntire, Director, FDA Division of Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

10:15 – 10:45 am       Break in Exhibit Hall

10:45 – 11:05 am       AAFCO Priorities for 2016 – Richard TenEyck, President, AAFCO

11:05 – 11:30 am       Role of the States in FSMA Implementation – Bob Ehart, Senior Policy & Science Advisor, NASDA

 11:30 am – 1:00 pm   Lunch

 1:00 – 2:30 pm           Product Safety from Varied Perspectives: A Culture, Systems and Legal Approach – Michele Evans, Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Diamond Pet; Ryan Brown, Global Supplier Process Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition; Brian Waldman, Partner, Arent Fox

2:30 – 3:30 pm           Evaluating Food/Feed Ingredient Suppliers – How We Do Business in the Supply Chain – Rosalind Zils, Director, External Supply Chain Quality, Land O Lakes

3:30 – 4:00 pm           Break in Exhibit Hall

4:00 – 5:00 pm         Concurrent Breakout Sessions

(2 presentations per session – 30 minutes each):

Track A                        Consumer Confusion on Pet Food Labels and How We Can Fix It – Jim Barritt, Government and Regulatory Manager, Mars Pet Care US;

 Track A                        Emerging Techniques for Pathogen ControlSiobhan Reilly, Owner and Food Microbiologist, Log10

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Track B                        Antimicrobial Resistance and the Veterinary Feed DirectiveDr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

Track B                        OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard – Impacts on the Feed and Pet Food Industries David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, National Grain and Feed Association

5:00 – 6:30 pm           Reception in Trade Show

 

Thursday, Oct. 1

 8:30 – 11:30 am         CGMPs and Preventive Controls Workshop: Understanding the New Animal Food Requirements and How to Demonstrate Compliance Matt Frederking, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance, Ralco Animal Nutrition (confirmed); Greg Aldrich, Research Associate Professor and Pet Food Program Coordinator, Kansas State University (confirmed)

11:30 – 11:45 am       Closing Remarks and Conference Adjourns

2015 Presentations

FSMA: The Move from Rulemaking to Implementation – Dr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

FSMA: Preparing for Compliance – Scott MacIntire, Director, FDA Division of Enforcement, Office of Enforcement and Import Operations

AAFCO Priorities for 2016 – Richard TenEyck, President, AAFCO

Role of the States in FSMA Implementation – Bob Ehart, Senior Policy & Science Advisor, NASDA

Product Safety from Varied Perspectives: A Culture, Systems and Legal Approach – Michele Evans, Executive Director of Food Safety and Quality Assurance, Diamond Pet; Ryan Brown, Global Supplier Process Manager, Cargill Animal Nutrition; Brian Waldman, Partner, Arent Fox

Evaluating Food/Feed Ingredient Suppliers – How We Do Business in the Supply Chain – Rosalind Zils, Director, External Supply Chain Quality, Land O Lakes

Consumer Confusion on Pet Food Labels and How We Can Fix It – Jim Barritt, Government and Regulatory Manager, Mars Pet Care US

Emerging Techniques for Pathogen ControlSiobhan Reilly, Owner and Food Microbiologist, Log10

Antimicrobial Resistance and the Veterinary Feed DirectiveDr. Dan McChesney, Director, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine Office of Surveillance and Compliance

OSHA’s Revised Hazard Communication Standard – Impacts on the Feed and Pet Food Industries David Fairfield, Vice President, Feed Services, National Grain and Feed Association

Feed Policies
Learn more about NGFA’s position on feed policies under key issues or from our online Feed Quality Assurance program.