AFFI submitted comments and made several recommendations to the U.S.
In its comments, AFFI applauded FSIS's efforts to assist food processors and shippers in their efforts to ensure that Americans continue to enjoy a safe food supply.
Although the Institute conceptually agrees with the guidance, AFFI offered a few recommendations to streamline the document and make it more useful.
In addition, AFFI suggested the removal of the "for food use only" designation for transport vehicles, containers, and conveyances used only for transporting foods because there are already strict protocols for loading and inspecting vehicles, containers and conveyances used to transport food.
Furthermore, AFFI recommended that FSIS delete their recommendation to keep empty trailers locked at all times.
"AFFI believes the guidelines should remain voluntary.
AFFI Believes Country of Origin Labeling Law Fundamentally Flawed
AFFI was instrumental in securing a "processed food" exemption for this labeling.
AFFI believes that the legislation was well-intended and continues to support voluntary, market driven country or regional labeling.
Krese Rejoins AFFI as Senior Vice President of Industry Affairs
In making the announcement, Sarasin said, "Given his past experience as a member of the AFFI staff, Chris' extensive knowledge of AFFI and its member companies will be a tremendous asset for the Institute.
Krese was previously a member of the AFFI staff from January 1997, to November 1999, in the communications department, where he managed media relations, directed fund raising, and planned and implemented an aggressive public relations campaign.