John Allan, IDFA vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards, was appointed last week to the Executive Board of the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS). In this position, Allan will represent IDFA, advocating for its members’ interests on issues that impact companies that process, package and market Grade “A” milk and milk products.
The NCIMS, which meets every two years, includes regulators from all 50 states and Puerto Rico and recommends changes and modifications to the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO)—a set of sanitary standards and requirements for the production, transportation, processing, testing and inspecting of Grade “A” products—for final approval by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Allan has worked actively with IDFA members and other industry, state and federal stakeholders on NCIMS issues over the past four years.
“NCIMS and its Executive Board undertake important work in keeping the PMO up-to-date with current science and technology, federal regulations and good industry practices, helping to ensure the safety of Grade “A” products,” said Allan. “I am honored to continue working on behalf of IDFA member companies in collaboration with all stakeholders to create an efficient, yet robust, national program for milk and milk product safety.”
Cary Frye, IDFA senior vice president of regulatory affairs, also serves on the Executive Board in the capacity of the NCIMS Program Committee Chairperson. Both will attend an NCIMS Executive Board meeting October 11-12 in St. Louis, Missouri, to help finalize numerous amendments to the PMO that were adopted at the 2017 NCIMS conference held in May.
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For more information, contact Allan at firstname.lastname@example.org.