Cary Frye, IDFA Senior Vice President of Regulatory Affairs
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Peggy Armstrong
(Washington, D.C. – August 14, 2017) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today named Cary Frye to the position of senior vice president of regulatory affairs. In this role, Frye will be responsible for managing the association's regulatory team covering the areas of food safety, food defense, federal standards of identity, labeling, international Codex Alimentarius standards, nutrition policy, environmental and worker safety.
With extensive experience in dairy product processing and quality assurance, Frye has served IDFA member companies for almost 20 years, representing member companies on food labeling and standards of identity, ingredient technologies, nutrition and health issues, and product safety.
“As I have met with IDFA members and dairy industry leaders, I have been amazed at how many have sung Cary’s praises: sharing ways she has helped them with a nutrition or labeling issue, citing her deep understanding of dairy science and commending her passion for the dairy industry,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO. “It is an honor to recognize Cary’s outstanding contribution to our industry and promote her to this important leadership position in IDFA.”
She is active on domestic and international regulatory issues. As an active participant of the International Dairy Federation, Frye chairs the United States affiliate to IDF and is a member of the IDF Standing Committee on Standards of Identity and Labeling. She has been active in international standard-setting, advising U.S. delegations on Codex standards and has served as the head delegate for IDF at the Codex Committee on Food Labeling. She has also served on the National Conference on Interstate Milk Shipments’ Executive Board and Liaison Committee, and chairs the Conference’s Program Committee.
Her work has been published in professional journals and textbooks, including "Dairy Processing and Quality Assurance" and "Manufacturing Yogurt and Fermented Milks," published by Wiley-Blackwell Publishing and “Beverage Impacts on Health and Nutrition,” published by Humana Press.
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The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), Washington, D.C., represents the nation's dairy manufacturing and marketing industries and their suppliers with a membership of nearly 525 companies within a $125-billion a year industry. IDFA is composed of three constituent organizations: the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA). IDFA's nearly 200 dairy processing members operate more than 600 manufacturing facilities and range from large multi-national organizations to single-plant companies. Together they represent more than 85 percent of the milk, cultured products, cheese, ice cream and frozen desserts produced and marketed in the United States. Visit www.idfa.org.