BANGKOK — Global animal health and nutrition company Alltech has become the newest member of the International Poultry Council (IPC), the global organization that brings together poultry industry leaders from around the world to discuss and address issues in trade and science and improve relations among nations.
“Alltech is honored to join the International Poultry Council. This group is made up of leading companies, government organizations and industry leaders throughout the poultry sector trying to find consensus on important issues related to trade, disease and standards at a global level. Operating in 128 countries, Alltech can help provide local understanding as well as a global view to this discussion,” said Dr. Mark Lyons, Alltech vice president of corporate affairs.
Formed in October 2005, the International Poultry Council brings together poultry industry leaders from around the world to explore the latest innovations in trade and science, and strengthen relations among nations. Founding members include Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, the European Union, Mexico, Thailand, Turkey and the United States. The IPC’s mission is: to strengthen communication between the industries of different countries, to develop and recommend policies affecting its industries and to promote a common global understanding of and confidence in poultry products as the preferred source of meat protein.
“There are numerous challenges in the food chain around the world and only by working together as a global industry will we be able to find solutions to these issues,” said Lyons. “With more than 33 years of experience in providing innovative, natural solutions, we look forward to being a member of this elite group of industry leaders and continuing our investment and focus in the poultry industry.”