Conference logo colorMore than 300 industry members are expected to attended the seventh annual NGFA-PFI Feed and Pet Food Joint Conference, hosted by the Pet Food Institute (PFI) and the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA). The 2016 Joint Conference will be held at the Embassy Suites Des Moines Downtown in Des Moines, IA from October 10 – 12, 2016.

Please see below for speakers’ presentations. Browse this page for more details about the event.


Meeting Agenda

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Speaker Presentations

FDA’s Feed and Pet Food Agenda for 2017 – Jenny Murphy, Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine

The Ingredient Approval Process – Where Are We Headed?Dr. George Burdock, President, Burdock Group  *Please contact sgonzalez@ngfa.org for access to Dr. Burdock’s presentation.*

Effective Audits – More Than Just a Snapshot in Time – Robert Prevendar, Global Managing Director, Supply Chain Food Safety NSF International

AAFCO Priorities for 2016 and Beyond – Stan Cook, Sr. Board Director, Association of American Feed Control Officials; Program Administrator, Missouri Department of Agriculture

Shifting the Paradigm: Succeeding in the Face of Regulatory Challenges and New Media – Denise Dewar, Senior Consultant, Vanto Group

FSPCA – Preventive Controls and More – Dr. Kim Koch, Feed Production Center Manager, Northern Crops Institute

International Trade Update, Canada – Marty Wilder, Executive Director Pet Food Association of Canada

Benefits of Industry Research – Michele Sayles, Director of Food Safety and Quality Diamond Pet Foods

Benefits of Industry Research – David Meeker, Research Chairman Fats and Proteins Research Foundation

FDA’s Veterinary Feed Directive – Questions & Answers – David Fairfield, Senior Vice President of Feed Services National Grain and Feed Association,

Conducting Effective Hazard Evaluations – Catherine Alexander, DVM, MPH, Dipl ACVPM, Veterinary Medical Resident Center for Animal Health & Food Safety, College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Minnesota

Sanitary Transport of Human and Animal Food – Jon Samson, Executive Director, Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference, American Trucking Association

Preventive Controls for Animal Food-Supply Chain Requirements Jenny Murphy, Consumer Safety Officer, Office of Surveillance and Compliance, FDA Center for Veterinary Medicine


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