USSEC, at the invitation of the Association of BAI-Registered Companies and Recognized Testing Laboratories Inc. (ABAIL), recently participated in an online seminar on Quality Assurance in Raw Materials and Feeds. The seminar, hosted over Zoom on June 5, was attended by more than 150 industry professionals comprised of feed quality assurance personnel, feed production managers, and technicians in the Philippines.
ABAIL’s members consists of both commercial and in-house feed QC and testing laboratories, which are officially recognized by the Philippines’s Department of Agriculture through the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). The association controls and implements the raw material and feed quality standards for commercial feeds sold in the Philippines in accordance to BAI’s regulations.
The USSEC team was represented by: Timothy Loh, Regional Director – Southeast Asia, who presented on U. S. Soy Advantage: Building a Long-Term Sustainable Partnership with Industry; Dr. Basilisa Reas, Technical Consultant – Animal Utilization, who spoke on Variability of Nutrient Content in SBM: Impact on Feed Quality and Cost; and Dr. Ben Oliveros, Philippines In-Country Representative, who gave an overview of Supply and Outlook of U.S. Soy and soybean meal.
USSEC, in response to inquiries received on how to improve precision in soybean meal quality analysis, invited Dr. Jan van Eys, Technical Consultant with Global Animal Nutrition Solutions Inc., to discuss Updates on Laboratory Standards for Soybean Analysis: Improving Precision in Raw Material Quality Parameters. The topic garnered a lot of interests and was timely as USSEC will be publishing an updated copy of the Soybean Quality Manual written by Dr. van Eys.
The seminar was moderated by ABAIL’s President and chemist Pinky Tobiano, and ABAIL’s Assistant Vice President Mr. Errol Angeles, head of QC department of San Miguel Purefoods Inc., participated as panelists during the discussions.