The U.S. will ease travel restrictions for international visitors who are vaccinated against Covid-19 in November, including those from the U.K. and EU, the White House said Monday. Noncitizens visiting the United States will have to show proof of vaccination and a negative Covid test taken within three days of departure, said Jeff Zients, who is leading the nation's Covid response efforts for the White House. The changes will take effect in early November, which the airline industry expects will spur holiday bookings.
The continued outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) are of great concern to our industries. Higher levels of biosecurity will be in place during IPPE to prevent the introduction or spread of this virus and potentially other harmful diseases into our industries. We are asking all international travelers to remain free from contact with pigs and other livestock or poultry for a minimum of 5 days before visiting the IPPE in January. Additionally, IPPE encourages all visitors to take advantage of the biosecurity measures that will be used around the convention center during the 2022 IPPE, including foot cleaning mats and hand washing dispensers.
Research has found that the ASF virus can survive in some feed ingredients if contaminated. For that reason, IPPE will prohibit the distribution of any bulk or packaged samples of feed ingredients or additives. If you would like to display a feed ingredients or feed additives, it must be in a sealed container and we request you follow the recommended holding times and temperatures. All display samples must be taken with you at the end of the Expo and may not be given away to any individual.
The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors. IPPE is excited to build on the success of the 2020 IPPE in-person event and the 2021 IPPE Marketplace. For 2022, we look forward to being with you in-person at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Mark your calendar to join us Jan. 25-27, 2022. You will not want to miss it!
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“The International Production & Processing Expo (IPPE) continues to evolve and grow to meet the needs of its attendees and exhibitors.”
“The health and safety of all IPPE participants is paramount.”- USPOULTRY -
USPOULTRY is an all-feather organization representing the complete spectrum of today's poultry industry, with a focus on progressively serving member companies through research, education, communication, and technical assistance. Membership includes producers and processors of broilers, turkeys, ducks, eggs, and breeding stock, as well as allied companies. Founded in 1947, USPOULTRY is based in Tucker, GA.
AFIA is the world's largest organization devoted exclusively to representing the business, legislative and regulatory interests of the U.S. animal feed industry and its suppliers. AFIA also is the recognized leader on international industry developments. Member-companies are livestock feed and pet food manufacturers, integrators, pharmaceutical companies, ingredient suppliers, equipment manufacturers and companies which supply other products, services and supplies to feed manufacturers.
NAMI represents the interests of packers and processors of beef, pork, lamb, veal and turkey products and their suppliers throughout North America. Together, NAMI's members produce 95 percent of the beef, pork, lamb and veal products and 70 percent of the turkey products in the United States. The Institute provides legislative, regulatory, public relations, technical, scientific and educational services to the meat and poultry packing and processing industry.