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  • January 10, 2014

    IDFA Urges Bipartisan Support and Quick Action on Trade Promotion Authority Bill

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Marti Pupillo(202) (Washington, D.C. – January 10, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association urges members of Congress to move quickly to pass the Trade Priorities Act (TPA) of 2014 that was introduced yesterday by Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Representative Dave Camp (R-MI). The bill outlines key objectives and requirements aimed at helping Congress and the Executive Branch to work together to advance trade agreements that will create jobs for American workers and growth opportunities for U.S. businesses. The United States is actively pursuing an ambitious set of trade negotiations, including ...
  • November 27, 2013

    Budget Estimates Show Miniscule Differences Between House and Senate Dairy Spending in Farm Bill

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 Farm Voices Continue to Speak Out Against Supply Management (Washington, D.C. – November 27, 2013) While members of Congress, including House and Senate Farm Bill conferees, returned to their home states to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, a large and growing group opposed to the dairy supply management provision included in the Senate version of the Farm Bill continues to press their case. Views on the Farm Bill budget are also impacting the debate. “Both the Senate and House dairy titles reflect a negligible difference in spending, according to the Congressional Research Service (CRS),“ stated ...
  • November 13, 2013

    International Dairy Show, PROCESS EXPO Draw Record Attendance

    The Food Processing Suppliers Association (FPSA) and the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced record attendance at the co-located PROCESS EXPO and International Dairy Show with total combined registration of 19,155. The two events took place November 3-6, 2013, in Chicago's McCormick Place and included a total of 829 exhibiting companies occupying 314,600 net square feet.
  • November 11, 2013

    MILKPEP CEO Vivien Godfrey Resigns

    MilkPEP CONTACT: Donna Armstrong(202) Julia Kadison to Assume Interim Leadership of MilkPEP Program (Washington, D.C. – November 11, 2013) Vivien Godfrey, CEO of the Milk Processor Education Program (MilkPEP), has resigned her position to pursue other interests, including the leadership of her two family-owned businesses in London and Florida. She has been at the helm of the fluid milk marketing program for the past five years. Julia Kadison, MilkPEP vice president of marketing, will assume day-to-day oversight of the program effective immediately. Vivien will work with Julia for a short period to ensure a smooth transition. MilkPEP Board Chairman ...
  • November 08, 2013

    International Dairy Foods Association, Animal Agriculture Alliance Announce Winners of Ice Cream Recipe Contest

    IDFA and the Animal Agriculture Alliance recently announced the results of a joint Ice Cream Recipe Contest that aimed to promote the ways consumers are using ice cream in tasty ways at home. The winning recipe, “Piled High Strawberry & Banana Ice Cream Pie,” was submitted by Marisa Raponi, a fitness instructor and mother of three in Ontario, Canada.
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Congratulates Winners of Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest at International Dairy Show

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) (Washington, D.C. –November 7, 2013) For almost 100 years, many colleges and universities have sent teams of dairy science students to participate in the annual Collegiate Dairy Products Evaluation Contest. Teams representing 11 schools traveled to Chicago this year for the 92nd annual contest held in conjunction with the International Dairy Show where the winners were announced on Tuesday. “This two-day contest offers the best dairy foods technology students from around the country an opportunity to test their skills and network with dairy industry professionals,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. “Holding the contest ...
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Announces Six Innovations Awards Winners at International Dairy Show in Chicago

    The International Dairy Foods Association announced the winners of the second annual Innovations Awards yesterday at the International Dairy Show in Chicago. One winner was selected in each of five categories – food safety, ingredients/flavorings/seasonings/additives, packaging, processing and sustainability – and attendees voted during the show to select the winner of the Attendee Choice Award. 
  • November 07, 2013

    IDFA Recognizes Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Superior Worker Safety

    Contact: Marti Pupillo(202) (Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 47 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the 10th year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker-safety records of U.S. dairy companies. The awards were on display this week during the International Dairy Show and PROCESS EXPO at McCormick Place in Chicago. The operations for each nominated company were judged solely on specific data required by the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration ...
  • November 07, 2013

    Associations Welcome 2013-2014 Officers, New Board Members

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong(202) (Washington, D.C. – November 7, 2013) During the fall board meetings held this week, the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and its three constituent organizations – the Milk Industry Foundation (MIF), the National Cheese Institute (NCI) and the International Ice Cream Association (IICA) – elected new officers and voted on new board members. Leading each association for the next year will be: IDFA Chair Patricia Stroup, head of procurement, global milk products procurement, Nestle S.A.; IDFA Vice Chair and MIF Chair Jeff Kaneb, executive vice president, HP Hood LLC; IDFA Secretary and IICA Chair Mike Wells, ...
  • 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 ...
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