The  American Feed Industry Association  recently held its first Regulatory Training Short Course, with more than 120 feed industry insiders in attendance.

The short course was designed to give participants an opportunity to hear from and ask questions of the government officials who are charged with regulating the feed industry. The event was open to non-AFIA members, and participants came from Canada, Mexico and France, as well as the US.

Among the topics discussed was the FDA's Reportable Food Registry that became operational September 8. Learning how to handle complex import and export issues was another hot topic. Legislation in Congress regarding food safety and FDA reform was also on the agenda.

The AFIA plans to make this a biannual event.