The American Feed Industry Association’s board of directors recently met to discuss issues of concern during the spring meeting in Washington, D.C., USA.
At the meeting, the board also recognized Al Gunderson, Vita Plus, for his leadership as chairman over the past year, as well as welcomed his successor, Jeff Cannon, Diamond V Mills, and 16 new directors and elected 8 new members to the organization’s Executive Committee.
AFIA board members discussed a range of topics, including matters pertaining to membership, strategic objectives, finances and regulations and legislation. Board members visited their respective members of Congress on May 15 to promote AFIA positions on proposed legislation for issues impacting the feed and feed ingredients industry, including the new Food and Drug Administration requirement for petfood under the Food Safety Modernization Act.
A complete list of new board members elected can be viewed online .
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