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The EU-US feed industries join forces to tackle global challenges

The American and European feed industries, represented by AFIA and FEFAC, have renewed their longstanding partnership to increase mutual cooperation on sustainable feed production, feed safety management, communication, trade and pre-competitive research.

The American and European feed industries, represented by the American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) and the European Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (FEFAC), have renewed their longstanding partnership to increase mutual cooperation on sustainable feed production, feed safety management, communication, trade and pre-competitive research. The memorandum of understanding (MOU), signed during FEFAC’s 60th anniversary event on 6 June 2019, is expected to generate significant synergies for the respective member associations and feed companies, offering global joint project and partnership opportunities.
AFIA and FEFAC members recognize the value of providing joint leadership at a global level, in partnership with the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), to develop feed industry solutions, which help reduce the environmental impacts of feed and livestock production, while promoting the highest level of feed safety management and biosecurity. The associations agreed to explore further information sharing, linked to precompetitive research supporting joint projects, while maximizing feed trade opportunities.
AFIA President and CEO Joel G. Newman and AFIA Board Chairman Tim Belstra made the following statement upon signing the MOU: “Our 15-year partnership with FEFAC has been a model for global collaboration and we are excited to expand our work together.” FEFAC President Nick Major and Secretary General Alexander Döring: “We are excited about the prospect of developing a deeper, comprehensive partnership with our AFIA colleagues.”

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