American Feed Industry Association happy with China's poultry de

American Feed Industry Association happy with China's poultry decision

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The American Feed Industry Association applauded China's decision to resume imports of United States poultry. 

The organization says China is a valuable market for the U.S. food industry and with China resuming imports, more and more feed will be used in the United States. 

"Reopening this market for poultry products is also an important first step in expanding the Chinese market for U.S. pet food," said Constance Cullman, AFIA's president and CEO. "This ban was first put in place in 2015 when pet food was already subject to a Chinese restriction on ruminant ingredients. This left few options in the way of animal-origin ingredients in pet food destined for China. As a result, exports of U.S. pet food to China dropped from an already meager $8.3 million to $1.4 million within the first year."

While they are encouraged, the AFIA remains eager to progress through further barriers facing U.S. animal food manufacturers. 

Three poultry organizations also praised the move in a joint statement. 
 

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