Thursday, December 13, 2018

AFIA launches new website focusing on policy issues impacting animal food manufacturers

The American Feed Industry Association has announced the launch of its new website to better communicate the animal food manufacturing industry's key legislative and regulatory priorities to policymakers and the public.

The revamped, mobile-responsive website (afia.org) will also feature an optimised search function and resource centre that allows its roughly 5,500 monthly web visitors quickly find and share content about the animal food industry.
 
www.afia.org

"One of AFIA's four promises to members is that we will convey one powerful, unified voice that represents every segment of the animal food industry to members of Congress, federal regulators and the public," said Victoria Broehm, AFIA's director of communications. "With AFIA's Marketing Committee, the communications team developed a one-stop-shop online resource that provides even more information about the issues impacting America"s 6,200 animal food manufacturers and arms AFIA"s members with communications tools to be effective in their advocacy efforts."

The website organises the association's policy issues impacting US animal feed and pet food manufacturers into five overarching categories, including: the access and availability of technology; feed and food safety; the availability and cost-effectiveness of ingredients; global competitiveness; and health, safety and the environment. It boasts an improved advocacy section that allows members to directly contact their elected officials on urgent issues.

The resource centre allows members to quickly search through hundreds of AFIA news updates, advisories, reports, guidance documents and more by topic. Web visitors can also quickly find facts and stats on the industry and all of AFIA's multimedia content in the #FeedFacts section.

Web visitors can still register for one of the association's many conferences and/or webinars via the events page and search AFIA's Online Buyers' Guide, the industry's go-to resource for searching for feed, pet food, ingredients and equipment.

In addition, AFIA's members will have access to an all-new, members-only dashboard that allows them to easily update their profiles, search the member database and pay their invoices.

Visit the new AFIA website, HERE.

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Van Aarsen company profile



Van Aarsen has become a household name worldwide for machinery and turnkey projects for animal feed technology, both for commercial feed producers and for vertically-integrated businesses. 

Quality is of the utmost importance in both sectors of the industry and innovations in feed production are therefore of great interest. 

Thanks to their extensive experience, engineers and technicians are always able to offer tailor-made solutions.

Visit the Van Aarsen website, HERE.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Nutriad company profile



The Nutriad story
The global population increases 50 percent in the next four decades.  Livestock production and aquaculture has never been more challenging.  Limited availability and changing quality of raw materials challenges intake, growth and performance.

Growing customer awareness and governmental regulations, especially related to health and safety, challenge your business. As manufacturer of state-of-the-art feed additives for more than 50 years they know the agricultural market. Still every day they are passionate about theirwork.

Their ambition is to be their customers’ first choice in palatability, mycotoxin management and digestive performance. Every day their people work on finding ways to improve your production.

Being active in more than 80 countries, they understand the global issues thoroughly. The experience of their dedicated local product specialists is available for you. In direct contact with you, Nutriad create the best practical solutions for today and tomorrow.

Nutriad's people
At Nutriad they believe that their people are our most valuable assets. People whose passion and personal values drive the company’s performance all over the world. Meet some of their team members that help shape Nutriad across the world.

Visit the company website HERE.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Evonik company profile



Evonik is one of the world's leading specialty chemicals companies. Profitable growth and a sustained increase in the value of the company form the heart of their strategy, which is supported by their owners, RAG-Stiftung (74.99 percent) and funds managed by CVC Capital Partners (25.01 percent).

Their specialty chemicals activities focus on high-growth megatrends—especially health, nutrition, resource efficiency, and globalisation—and their goal is to enter attractive future-oriented markets.

In 2011 Evonik’s roughly 33,000 employees generated sales of €14.5 billion and an operating result (EBITDA) of €2.8 billion. More than 70 percent of sales are generated outside Germany, providing convincing evidence that our business is global.

Visit the website HERE.

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Aqua Feed Extrusion Conference: VIV Bangkok, March 13, 2019

International Aquafeed magazine and Dr Mian N Riaz, Head of Extrusion Technology, Texas A&M University System will be organising a one-day Aqua Feed Conference at the VIV Asia, Bangkok on March 13, 2019.
 

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This conference will focus on extrusion principles, raw material, grinding, aqua feed extrusion, different types of extruders and their application, drying of aqua feed, how to improve the aqua feed quality, managing the aqua feed facility and several other related topics.


Pre-registration is required for this event. Participants will receive certificates for completing the conference.

For more information, please contact Tuti Tan (tutit@perendale.co.uk ) or Mian Riaz (mnriaz@tamu.edu).

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BAP seafood at Hitachi cafeterias marks official launch of BAP in Japan

Japanese major electronics manufacturer Hitachi and Seiyo Food-Compass Group recently introduced shrimp and pangasius from Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP)-certified facilities to employee cafeterias in Hitachi's Ikebukuro, Japan, service centre, the first time that BAP seafood has been marketed as such in Japan.
 
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As part of its commitment to align its food sourcing policies with the United Nation's Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Hitachi is working with its food service provider, Seiyo Food-Compass Group, to source seafood originating from BAP-certified processing plants and farms. Hitachi is committed to serve BAP seafood at its employee cafeterias once a month. Seiyo Food is one of Japan's largest foodservice providers.

For more information visit the BAP website, HERE.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

IFEEDER releases 2017-18 annual report

The Institute for Feed Education and Research (IFEEDER) released its 2017-18 has released its annual report, providing financial and project highlights for the 501(c)(3) public charity over the past year.
 

"Reflecting on this past year, IFEEDER has continued to take on exciting new projects that are aligned with both the needs of the industry and the mission of the Institute," said Paul Phillips, 2017-18 chair of the IFEEDER Board of Trustees. "We have also focused a significant amount of time and energy into enhancing our consumer communications, which ultimately focus on preserving consumer choice and protecting the animal food industry's image and license to operate."
 
The annual report provides details on several IFEEDER projects initiated over the past fiscal year, including:
- A first-of-a-kind study that details the animal food manufacturing industry's economic contribution to local, state and national economies
- A report that benchmarked the amount of animal feed consumed by livestock, poultry and aquaculture in the United States
- Two consumer-driven studies on animals raised without antibiotics and under certain poultry production practices
- Progress on the industry's global sustainability efforts.

In addition to the project updates, the annual report details IFEEDER's support of two scholarship funds – the Kenny Berg Research and Education Fund and the American Feed Industry Association's Equipment Manufacturers Committee's Scholarship Fund – and its priorities for the 2018-19 fiscal year.

View the 2017-18 annual report on the IFEEDER website, HERE.

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