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IFIF, OIE Sign Cooperation Agreement

17 December 2012

GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has signed an official Cooperation Agreement with the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).

The agreement aims to facilitate and strengthen cooperation between the two organisations, in particular with the regards to the prevention and management of infectious diseases, including zoonotic disease, as well as the support for the development, updating and implementation of OIE standards and guidelines. The cooperation further aims to strengthen linkages between feed safety and food safety.

Alexandra de Athayde, IFIF Executive Director, said: “I am delighted that IFIF has signed this Cooperation Agreement with the OIE. They are a critical organization in the feed and food chain, and IFIF looks forward to work closely with the OIE to contribute to improved animal health and productivity, which in the end leads to a positive contribution to public health.”

Only by working together with all stakeholders can we continue to ensure feed and food safety, while meeting the demands of 60 per cent more food for 9 billion people by 2050 and to do so sustainably,” Ms de Athayde added.

ThePigSite News Desk

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