Novus talks about food safety, poultry nutrition and sustainability in Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC 2013)

Apr 08, 2013, 08:00 ET from Novus International, Inc.

ST. LOUIS, April 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Novus International, Inc is excited to participate of the 4th Global Feed & Food Congress (GFFC) which will take place on April 10-12 in Sun City, South Africa.  This important meeting was organized by the International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF), with support by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).  Hosted by the Animal Feed Manufacturers Association (AFMA) of South Africa, GFFC will bring leaders from around the world together to discuss issues related to global feed, food and sustainability.

"It is valuable for Novus to participate with global industry leaders at the GFFC concerning the important role we all play in the growing worldwide demand for sustainable protein," said James Gerardot, Executive Director of Global Marketing.  "This meeting aligns well with Novus's vision of helping feed the world affordable, wholesome food and achieve a higher quality of life."

At the GFFC in South Africa, Novus is sponsoring Professor Marty Matlock, University of Arkansas and Executive Director, UA Office for Sustainability. He will serve as a keynote speaker on the role of animal agriculture in feeding 10 billion people sustainably. Other speaking engagements include Thad Simons, President and CEO Novus International and Bayella Thiam, Executive Manager, Africa at Novus who will talk about the challenges of doing feed and food business in Africa. Ricardo Esquerra, Senior Research and Development Manager Latin America and Africa at Novus will address the topic of monogastric nutrition for breeders, broilers and layers.

This year's GFFC theme "safe feed and food for all" goes hand in hand with Novus's commitment to the global industry. "We all share the responsibility of food safety and consumer health, both within our borders and around the globe. That is why we need to work together to improve food safety and reduce barriers. Consumers will have safer food to choose from and our industry will enjoy increased success. More specifically, it is important to recognize Africa's role in increasing productivity while improving food safety.  This represents a great challenge but at the same time is a big opportunity as we strive to satisfy the global demand for food," said Mr. Thiam.

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About Novus International, Inc.
Novus International, Inc. is headquartered in metropolitan St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A. and serves customers in nearly 100 countries around the world. A global leader in developing animal health and nutrition solutions, Novus's products include ALIMET® and MHA® feed supplements, ACTIVATE® nutritional feed acid, ACIDOMIX® preservative premixture, ADVENT® coccidiosis control, CIBENZA® feed additive, MINTREX® chelated trace mineral, SANTOQUIN® feed preservative, MERA™MET aquaculture feed additive, AGRADO® feed antioxidant and many other specialty ingredients. Stratum® Nutrition, a division of Novus Nutrition Brands, LLC, focuses on human nutrition through specialty and functional ingredients for manufacturers of foods, beverages and dietary supplements ( Novus is privately owned by Mitsui & Co. (U.S.A.), Inc. and Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. For more information visit

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