Michael Taylor, the deputy commissioner for foods at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), will be the keynote speaker at the Feed and Pet Food Joint Industries Conference.

Taylor will speak on FDA's plans to implement a preventive and risk-based approach to petfood and feed safety. The focus will specifically be on how such changes will affect manufacturers and their suppliers. Other speakers include Dan McChesney, director of the Office of Surveillance and Compliance at FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine, and Kent Kitade, president of the Association of American Feed Control Officials.