The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the Poultry Protein and Fat Council had a record-setting 275 people in attendance at its annual Pet Food Conference at the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) on January 28. This is the seventh year the day-long conference, which informs petfood industry representatives on the latest industry initiatives including the Food Safety Modernization Act (FMSA), has taken place at IPPE.
"We were pleased by the conference's turnout despite the inclement weather. The large attendance number proves what a strong and growing interest there is among AFIA members and IPPE attendees in regards to petfood," said Leah Wilkinson, AFIA's director of ingredients, petfood and state affairs.
The Pet Food Conference had a diverse panel of speakers compiled from government agencies, private corporations, universities and AFIA staff.
Comprised of the three integrated tradeshows - International Poultry Expo, International Feed Expo and International Meat Expo - the global annual poultry, feed and meat industry trade show was held Jan.28-30 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. IPPE features the latest technology, equipment and services used in the production and processing of poultry, meat and feed products, and features education programs addressing current industry issues.