On January 29, 2014, the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a seminar to provide insight to the process of exporting feed and feed ingredients into the U.S. The How to Export Feed and Feed Ingredients to the U.S. seminar is the first of its kind sponsored by the association and will be held during the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, Ga.

"Over the years AFIA has seen an increased interest and curiosity by IPPE participants in exporting feed and feed ingredients to the U.S.," said Gina Tumbarello, AFIA manager of international trade. "The seminar is designed to address this growing demand by providing a variety of information from a diverse panel of speakers. If you are currently exporting to the U.S., or thinking about it, this seminar will serve as an excellent resource."

The half-day seminar will take place at the Georgia World Congress Center and will include presentations from both the Agriculture Department's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Topics include U.S. Feed/Feed Ingredient Import Trends, APHIS: Exporting Animal and Plant Products to the U.S. and Customs Brokers: Representing Companies not Located in the U.S. Dr. Daniel McChesney from the FDA's Center for Veterinary Medicine will also present at the event, addressing the topic of the Food Safety Modernization Act - What Exporters to the U.S. Need to Know