Welcome to the AAFCO 2021 Midyear Meeting – Virtual!
January 19 – 21, 2021

The Association of American Feed Control Officials welcomes you to our 2021 Midyear Meeting – Virtual. We wish we could be meeting in person, but the health and safety of everyone during the COVID-19 global pandemic is our priority, so we’re holding this meeting virtually. 

The following language comes from our Official Publication:
AAFCO’s basic goal is to provide a mechanism for developing and implementing uniform and equitable laws, regulations, standards, definitions, and enforcement policies for regulating the manufacture, labeling, distribution, and sale of animal feeds, resulting in safe, effective, and useful feeds. 

How do we do this? Here are some ways we provide this support to our members, industry, and consumers.

Agenda at a Glance

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11:00 AM - 12:15 PM (ET)
AAFCO Business Meeting

Members vote on this committee recommendations:
• Ingredient Definitions Committee
• Model Bills & Regulations Committee
• Strategic Affairs Committee

12:15 PM - 12:30 PM (ET)
12:30 PM - 01:15 PM (ET)
Current Issues and Outreach Committee

Hear about AAFCO's communications activities.

01:15 PM - 01:30 PM (ET)
01:30 PM - 02:15 PM (ET)
Inspection and Sampling Committee

2021 AITS and BITS trainings

02:15 PM - 02:30 PM (ET)
02:30 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
Pet Food Committee

Updates on the Pet Food Label Modernization and the Human Grade Guidelines projects.

04:00 PM - 04:15 PM (ET)
04:15 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
Education and Training Committee

Training availability for states and future workshops that AAFCO might schedule.

05:00 PM - 05:15 PM (ET)
Jacob Fleig Lauren Myer


Update on the development of a pet food product registration system.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM (ET)
Proficiency Testing Program

Discussion on the Proficiency Testing Program leadership and schemes along with an introduction to algae biomass.

12:00 PM - 01:30 PM (ET)

Break so we can all watch the inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President Elect Kamala Harris.

01:30 PM - 02:30 PM (ET)
Inspections During a Pandemic: Perspectives from CVM, State and Industry


Panel discussion with federal, state, and industry perspectives on conducting inspections during COVID-19.

02:30 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
02:45 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
Ingredient Definitions Committee

• Hemp update
• Human grade feed term
• New table for vitamin common names
• Update on the Ingredient Submission Workshop

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM (ET)
Jennifera Pierquet

SAFHER will replace USAPlants in a few years. What can we expect as this new platform develops? Join this session to find out.

11:00 AM - 12:30 PM (ET)
Laboratory Methods and Services Committee
Wei Li

• Algae Biomass
• Vitamin D method validation
• Presentation of haz-mat survey
• Update from APHL

12:30 PM - 12:45 PM (ET)
12:45 PM - 01:30 PM (ET)
Model Bills and Regulations Committee

• Work group report on labeling.
• Discussion on forming a work group for flavors.

01:30 PM - 01:45 PM (ET)
01:45 PM - 02:30 PM (ET)
A Look Towards a New Administration
Phil Karsting
02:30 PM - 02:45 PM (ET)
02:45 PM - 03:45 PM (ET)
Feed and Feed Ingredient Manufacturing Committee

• Contaminant and Hazard Lab Strategy Work Group report.
• Inspector Training for Ingredient Manufacturing Inspections Work Group report.
• Mineral Guidelines Work Group report.
• Ingredient Verification Tool Work Group report.

03:45 PM - 04:00 PM (ET)
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM (ET)
Strategic Affairs Committee

• Report from the By-Laws Subcommittee.
• Discussions on the strategic plan and the Procedures Manual


Agenda book

Committee Report Book

Map to state control official's contact info

OP order forms

State regulatory requirement summary

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Leslie Hancock
Leslie Hancock
January 19, 2021 2:19 pm

how can one rewatch a meeting, i was unable to connect to the earlier meetings due to come firewalls

Chris Nash
Chris Nash
January 19, 2021 3:45 pm

my live video isn't working. It has been lagging and on and off.. since about 2:45 until now, 3:45. My internet connection is 550+ Mb/s and I have tried on 2 diff browsers. EVen the free audio was cutting in and out - on both wifi and cell data on my phone.

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