Weekly Wrap-Up: February 19

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Feed milling outreach goes beyond the resources and stories we create from NC State Extension.

We want to help you keep up, so we’re sharing relevant news with you as we find it. Each week we’ll compile industry news and events to share in one post on Friday. We’re calling this new series Weekly Wrap-Up.

Be sure to subscribe to our site and social media for news updates!

Coming Up

WEBINAR: Pet Food Alliance to Host Webinar on Transportation

Get more information about transporting products used in pet food and rendering operations.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 2 p.m. EST

from Pet Food Processing

Pet Food Alliance is hosting a free webinar on transportation in the pet food and rendering industries on February 25 at 1 p.m. CST. The webinar will feature representatives from American Tank Wash and the Kenan Advantage Group.

Register for the Pet Food Alliance transportation webinar online.

WEBINAR: World Mycotoxin Report Impact 2021

Mycotoxins can have negative impacts on producers. Learn more during this webinar on the BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey.

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2021
Time: 1 p.m. EST

from Biomin:

BIOMIN and Romer Labs will host an exclusive webinar featuring an in-depth discussion on upcoming mycotoxin threats to poultry, swine, ruminants and aquaculture worldwide based on recent BIOMIN Mycotoxin Survey results.

They’ll also explore the latest on-site rapid test methods for mycotoxin detection.

Register today – even if you can’t attend, you’ll receive a link to the on-demand recording after the session for you to watch at your convenience.

Register for the World Mycotoxin Report Impacts 2021 webinar.

WEBINARS: AFRI Funding Opportunities From USDA-NIFA

The USDA’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) will be hosting a series of webinars to provide guidance on the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative (AFRI).

The webinars will provide overviews of specific areas of the AFRI. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions during the webinar sessions.

There are seven webinars, with some of particular interest for feed manufacturers or those involved with animal food safety.

Food Chain Chats Podcast

Arm & Hammer Animal and Food Production has a new podcast just for animal producers. The series, Food Chain Chats, started in December 2020 and covers “subjects that matter” with conversations with experts.

Subjects so far have varied, with some of particular interest to feed milling and food safety folks, including:

  • Surveying Food Safety (with Roger Beers) (23:06)

Check out the full episode list on SoundCloud.

ICYMI: One Paw Ahead of the Curve

In case you missed last week’s Weekly Wrap-Up, we’re sharing the American Feed Industry Association’s (AFIA) blog article on their 2021 Pet Food Conference.

Read about consumer trends, policy outlook, sustainability and new research in their latest Feed Bites article.

Subscribe to AFIA’s Feed Bites blog to get their updates straight to your inbox!

Read about the 2021 AFIA Pet Food Conference on their Feed Bites blog.

Do you have feed milling or animal food safety news to share? Contact Marissa Cohen to learn about ways to have your stories featured.

If you have questions about animal food safety, please contact Marissa Cohen.