Animal and Pet Food Safety Professional Development Group

Mission Statement: To exchange information and promote collaboration on research, development, and regulation to safeguard the global supply of animal food (pet food, animal feed, and raw materials and ingredients)

Meeting Information

IAFP 2023

July 16, 2023

Time: TBD

Metro Toronto Convention Centre

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Minutes

Board Responses

2022 Board Response to Recommendations
  1. Recommend approval of Dr. Beilei Ge as Chair and Dr. Maria Ma as Vice Chair of the APFS PDG as elected by the PDG members.

    Board Response: Agreed.

  2. Recommend scheduling future year’s PDG meetings for the APFS PDG and the Low Water Activity Foods PDG to NOT occur concurrently.

    Board Response: This will be taken into consideration when scheduling PDG meetings at IAFP 2023.

  3. Recommend making it smoother for members to join this PDG. Many were confused on how to do that. Would those with badges scanned at the meeting join the PDG automatically? There is no “join” button from the IAFP Connect community link. The website for this PDG does not provide info on how to join as for other PDGs which is to “Edit profile.”

    Board Response: IAFP staff will send a message to people who attended PDG meetings who are not members of the specific PDG to encourage them to join the PDG. Interested parties can always contact the IAFP office for assistance.

  4. Recommend reaching out and fully engaging Canadian colleagues for the IAFP 2023 meeting in Toronto.

    Board Response: Agreed.