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Feed Mill Management

Antibiotic elimination

EU animal feed stakeholders on the state of antibiotic-free production

The European Union has carved out a tough plan to push antibiotic-free animal production, backed up by peer-reviewed science highlighting the importance of nutrition.
Europe leads by example in its regulatory push away from antibiotic use in animal production, but success will rely on an integrated mindset change and continued innovation in the field.
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What to do before, during and after an FDA inspection

Be ready for FSMA-related inspections at your animal feed facility
The best preparation for an inspection by an officer of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is familiarity with the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), said Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA).
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2018 FSMA inspections: Lessons learned

Find out what FDA officers are looking for during their plant inspections
In 2018, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) conducted 622 current good manufacturing practice inspections related to the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), according to Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Davis spoke this week at the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
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How can feed mill managers find, retain good drivers?

Good hiring practices, communication key to a solid workforce
Although it is harder now than it was 25 years ago for feed mills to find drivers to haul their feed to farms, there are several ways feed mill managers can find and retain good drivers, according to three industry veterans.
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5 regulatory issues affecting feed mill managers in 2019

Find out how activities in Washington can affect the feed manufacturing industry
Several regulatory issues will affect feed mill managers throughout the remainder of 2019, according to Paul Davis, director of quality, animal food safety and education for the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA). Davis spoke Tuesday at the USPOULTRY Feed Mill Management Seminar in Nashville, Tennessee.
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