The 4th International Regulator’s Roundtable Meeting was held concurrently with the 2011 International Feed Exposition in Atlanta. The meeting was attended by 80 industry and regulatory officials from 20 countries.

The major issues comprised the formation of a Codex and Alimentarius Commission Task Force on Animal Feeding. The group considered risk assessments in relation to animal feed and the definition and characterization of global hazards. The second concern related to requirements for ingredient approval in North America and the EU.

Presentations were made on changes to U.S. and EU regulations including the U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act and the EU Feed Regulations and Catalog for Feed Materials. For additional information access the International Feed Industry Federation website or the Vice President of the AFIA, Richard Sellers at rsellers@afia.org.