The American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) will host a Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD) seminar on Jan. 26 as part of the International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) in Atlanta, GA. The two-hour session will cover changes made to the VFD rule in spring 2014 and describe the challenges industry can expect moving forward.

The seminar is ideal for feed industry personnel responsible for handling VFDs and those interested in learning what to do with old animal drug premixes after the policy goes into effect in January 2017.

Following is the agenda:

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  • 2:00–3:00 p.m.   Veterinary Feed Directive – What you need to know before January 2017
    Richard Sellers, AFIA, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs
  • 3:00–3:45 p.m.   Panel Discussion
    Dr. Dave Pyburn, National Pork Board, vice president of science and technology; Kelly Marie Klaus, Animal Health Institute, manager of regulatory affairs; and Tom Frost, Ph.D., Wayne Farms LLC, director of nutrition and research
    Moderated by Richard Sellers, AFIA, senior vice president of legislative and regulatory affairs
  • 3:45–4:00 p.m.   Questions and Answers
    Richard Sellers

“Changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive and animal drugs used in human medicine have been very complicated for many in the feed industry,” said Sellers. “AFIA is striving to make this transition as smooth as possible by providing assistance for our members and the industry to stay one step ahead of FDA proposed changes.”

To register online, visit www.ippexpo.com. On-site registration will also be available.