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  • November 01, 2013

    International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO Announce 2015 Show Dates

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that the two organizations will continue the successful co-location of their respective trade shows PROCESS EXPO and the International Dairy Show and that the next joint exhibition will take place September 15-18, 2015, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
  • October 23, 2013

    IDFA’s Events for 2013-2014 Emphasize Networking and Professional Development

    Contact:Peggy 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. – October 23, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has released its schedule of events, conferences and webinars for the balance of 2013 and the spring of 2014. IDFA also issued a call for topics for two spring conferences and announced sponsorship opportunities for several events. International Dairy ShowNovember 3-6, 2013 McCormick Place, Chicago, Ill.The International Dairy Show, now co-located with the Food Processing Suppliers Association's PROCESS EXPO, will bring together more than 800 exhibitors and 15,000 industry professionals in the North and South Halls of McCormick Place. Dairy food and beverage processors will see ...
  • October 11, 2013

    IDFA Announces Finalists for Second Innovations Awards

    MEDIA CONTACT: Peggy Armstrong(202) (Washington, D.C. – October 11, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association announced today the finalists of the second annual Innovations Awards. Each of the finalists exemplifies substantial achievements in performance, significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design or considerable cost savings. The Innovations Awards are sponsored by Dairy Foods magazine and the International Dairy Show, which will be held November 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. "These awards are a great way for exhibitors to bring their products and services to the attention of the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade ...
  • October 02, 2013

    Dairy Foods Companies Join Forces to Oppose Milk Production Controls

    CONTACT: Peggy Armstrong (202) 202-3508 Urge Legislators to Adopt Compromise Producer Safety Net (Washington, D.C. – October 2, 2013) Twenty-eight dairy manufacturers, including some of the largest food companies in the United States, have sent letters to the Senate conferees for the 2013 Farm Bill, calling on them to accept the House-passed dairy title that does not include a controversial new program that would periodically limit milk supplies. The program, called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, was included in the Farm Bill as passed by the Senate in June. But in July, the House rejected the controversial program by more ...
  • September 25, 2013

    IDFA Names John T. Allan III as Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and International Standards

    Contact: Peggy 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. – September 25, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has tapped John T. Allan III to fill the position of vice president of regulatory affairs and international standards. In this role, Allan will direct all aspects of IDFA's food safety training programs and he will lead efforts related to product safety and quality control issues. He also will engage on behalf of IDFA members with the International Dairy Federation, 3-A Sanitary Standards and the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments (NCIMS). Allan will have additional responsibilities in federal and state regulatory affairs. "We’re excited ...
  • September 23, 2013

    Food Manufacturers and Retailers Support Compromise Dairy Title

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 Letter to Senators Stabenow and Cochran Opposes Senate-Passed Policy that Raises Dairy Prices (Washington, D.C. – September 23, 2013) Food manufacturer, restaurant and retailer groups recently voiced their strong support for the dairy provisions as included in the House-passed Farm Bill. In a letter to Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Ranking Member Thad Cochran (R-MS), the groups urged the senators to reject “any new government dairy ‘supply management’ program.” A new program to impose quotas on milk supplies, called the Dairy Market Stabilization Program, was included in the Farm Bill as ...
  • September 18, 2013

    Nationally Respected Experts to Highlight Consumer Trends Education Program at International Dairy Show

    Contact: Robin CornelisonDirector, Trade 220-3542 (Washington, D.C. – September 18, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) announced today that three nationally respected experts on consumer demands in the dairy marketplace will be featured at the International Dairy Show, which will take place November 3-6, 2013, at McCormick Place in Chicago. With topics ranging from the popularity of Greek yogurt to activist claims that dairy is addictive, these sessions will explore the latest in consumer trends, attitudes and research. Speakers include Todd R. Hale, senior vice president, consumer and shopper insights for Nielsen; Rick Berman, executive director of the ...
  • September 11, 2013

    NMPF and IDFA Urge Wisconsin Lawmakers to Reject State Legislation Allowing Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

    For the second time in three years, organizations representing the nation’s dairy farmers and dairy companies jointly urged state lawmakers in Wisconsin to reject efforts allowing raw milk sales directly to consumers in the nation’s second-largest dairy state. 
  • August 28, 2013

    IDFA and FPSA to Sponsor Defeat Hunger (SM) Food Drive During International Dairy Show

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – August 27, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association and the Food Processing Suppliers Association have partnered to bring the Defeat Hunger (SM) initiative, an onsite food drive, to the International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO 2013, November 3-6 at McCormick Place in Chicago. All donations and proceeds will go to the Greater Chicago Food Depository to help fight hunger in the Chicago area. The Food Depository supports more than 650 local food pantries in Cook County, Ill., making it one of the largest organizations of its kind in the nation. It distributed 64 ...
  • August 28, 2013

    IDFA and Chestnut Labs Develop New Laboratory Training to Support Dairy’s Commitment to Food Safety

    Contacts: Peggy Armstrong, IDFA, Chad Simon, Chestnut Labs, (Washington, D.C. – August 27, 2013) Two leading organizations in the dairy industry announced today that they will partner to provide a new series of courses designed to support and advance the dairy industry’s longstanding commitment to food safety. The International Dairy Foods Association and Chestnut Labs will offer a hands-on laboratory training program designed specifically for all dairy industry personnel with food safety responsibilities, including managers and technicians in quality assurance and control, sanitation, operations and maintenance. “Our industry is proud of the rigorous quality assurance systems that have made dairy products ...
  • August 21, 2013

    Call for Nominations: National Cheese Institute's 2014 Laureate Award

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – August 20, 2013) The National Cheese Institute is now accepting nominations for its highest honor, the NCI Laureate Award. The award winner will be recognized at a special ceremony during IDFA's Dairy Forum 2014, January 26-29, in Palm Desert, Calif. Nominations must be submitted by September 20, 2013, and there is no fee to enter. Candidates should be business or academic leaders who have made significant, prolonged contributions to the development and growth of the cheese industry. The award recipient is selected by a panel of industry professionals based on the nominee's overall ...
  • August 07, 2013

    PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show Exceed 300,000 Square Feet

    Contacts: FPSAAndrew DrennanSenior Vice President703-663-1201 IDFA Robin CornelisonDirector, Trade Show202-220-3542 (MCLEAN, Va. – August 7, 2013) The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that the show floor of the co-located PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show has exceeded 300,000 net square feet and continues to grow. To date, 700+ exhibitors have signed up to exhibit between the two events taking place November 3-6, 2013 in Chicago's McCormick Place. "The supplier community has wholeheartedly embraced this co-location with the International Dairy Show as it further strengthens the overall PROCESS EXPO event as an ...
  • July 30, 2013

    IDFA Seeks Entries for 2013 Innovations Awards

    Winners To Be Announced at International Dairy Show This Fall (Washington, D.C. – July 30, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has announced that the IDFA Innovations Awards will return to the International Dairy Show this November. Created to recognize excellence in product and service innovation and technology, the Innovations Awards are open to all companies in the dairy industry, and winners will be announced at the 2013 International Dairy Show, November 3-6, at McCormick Place in Chicago. The awards have been extended from the initial launch at the 2011 International Dairy Show and will be co-sponsored by Dairy ...
  • July 23, 2013

    Vanilla Remains Top Ice Cream Flavor with Americans

    Contacts: Peggy Armstrong, 202-220-3508, parmstrong@idfa.orgShannon Darling, 202-220-3507, (Washington, D.C. – July 23, 2013) Vanilla wins the popular vote among Americans as the favorite ice cream flavor for a second year in a row, and premium ice cream is a top seller while frozen yogurt posts a steady increase in demand. These are a few of the findings from the second annual survey of International Ice Cream Association (IICA) member companies, which make and distribute an estimated 85 percent of the ice cream and frozen dessert products consumed in the United States. According to the companies participating in the survey, ...
  • July 17, 2013

    Beth Hughes Joins IDFA as Director of International Affairs

    IDFA has named Beth Hughes to the position of director of international affairs. In this role, Hughes will support IDFA's efforts on international trade and import and export issues. She'll also oversee the association's sweetener and trade committees.         
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