AFIA will be hosting a national dialogue on Import
Ingredient Safety on November 28-29 in Chicago, Illinois, USA.
Information on the registration for the meeting will be
available soon. The topic of discussion will be AFIA's draft
"Guidance for Industry" created for the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) to issue as safety guidelines for
The national dialogue meeting will be two half-day meetings
and begin with a presentation of FDA's perspective on the
import safety issue of melamine. It will be followed by a panel
of importers detailing their procedures to ensure safe imports.
Then two groups will be formed to discuss two parts of the AFIA
draft "Guidance for Industry" and will conclude the first
The second day will begin with the two groups concluding
their discussions and preparing recommendations on the draft,
which will be considered by all attendees. When completed, the
draft will be presented to the AFIA Executive Committee for
action before the end of this year.
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