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  • April 16, 2014

    Publix, SensoryEffects and Wells Enterprises Take Top Honors at IDFA's Annual Ice Cream Flavor Contest

    Banana pudding, lemon poppy pound cake and Greek yogurt with strawberries and granola were judged to be the most innovative ice cream flavors at the International Dairy Foods Association's Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Contest. The competition showcases the creativity of U.S. ice cream and frozen dessert makers.
  • April 09, 2014

    IDFA Commends Reps. Pompeo and Butterfield for Bill to Establish Federal Standard for Voluntary GMO Labeling

    The International Dairy Foods Association applauds the introduction today of The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act of 2014, which would establish a federal standard for voluntary labeling of food and beverage products made with genetically modified ingredients (GMOs).
  • March 27, 2014

    IDFA and NMPF Urge Congress to Reject New Legislation Allowing Interstate Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

    IDFA and the National Milk Producers Federation expressed their opposition to legislation introduced in Congress that would allow the interstate sales of raw milk. The associations urged lawmakers to reject the “Interstate Milk Freedom Act of 2014,” which would repeal a long-standing ban on the sales of unpasteurized milk across state lines.
  • February 26, 2014

    Sweetener Users Welcome USDA Under Secretary’s Remarks on Sugar Policy, TPP; Continue to Call for Policy Reform

    The prospects for U.S. sugar policy and opportunities offered by the Trans-Pacific Partnership and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership were just a few of the topics covered this week at the 2014 International Sweetener Colloquium at the St. Regis Monarch Beach in Dana Point, Calif.
  • February 26, 2014

    New Campaign Celebrates Everyday Moments of Accomplishment and Enjoyment; Encourages Americans to “Milk Life”

    America's milk companies today launched a new multi-million dollar, cross-platform campaign designed to reinforce how milk’s many nutritional benefits – including high-quality protein – can help power the potential of every day. The new “Milk Life” campaign spotlights everyday moments of accomplishment, achievement and enjoyment.
  • February 19, 2014

    Call for Entries: 2014 Dairy Industry Safety Awards

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 IDFA Continues to Build Awareness of Leading Indicators (Washington, D.C. – February 19, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association is now accepting applications for the 10th annual Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards, a program that honors facilities for outstanding worker safety performance. Building on changes made to the application process last year, IDFA will continue to request information on leading indicators about worker safety to monitor the actions or activities that companies have in place to prevent negative events or incidents, such as lost workday injuries or illnesses. Most safety and health experts believe that monitoring ...
  • February 06, 2014

    IDFA and NMPF Urge South Dakota Lawmakers to Reject State Legislation Easing Regulations of Sales of Unpasteurized Milk

    Contacts:Peggy Armstrong, IDFA, (202) 220-3508Christopher Galen, NMPF, (703) 243-6111 (Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2014) Due to the significant public health risks associated with the consumption of raw milk, the two organizations representing the nation’s dairy farmers and dairy companies jointly urged state lawmakers in South Dakota to reject efforts easing regulations surrounding raw milk sales directly to consumers. In a letter sent Wednesday to South Dakota state senators, the International Dairy Foods Association and the National Milk Producers Federation said that the risks inherent in raw dairy products are not worth any purported benefits to either consumers or producers ...
  • February 06, 2014

    IDFA Joins Coalition to Advocate for a Federal GMO Labeling Solution

    Contact: Peggy Armstrongparmstrong@idfa.org202-220-3509 Legislation Needed to Protect Consumers by Eliminating Confusion and Advancing Food Safety (Washington, D.C. – February 6, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association today announced that it has joined the newly formed Coalition for Safe Affordable Food ( and is urging Congress to quickly enact federal standards for the labeling of food and beverage products made with ingredients that contain genetically modified organisms (GMOs). "Dairy companies are committed to providing consumers a wide array of nutritious products along with the information they are looking for on our product labels," said Connie Tipton, president and CEO of IDFA. ...
  • February 05, 2014

    International Dairy Show awarded Trade Show Executives Fastest 50 Award, Shares Exciting Updates for 2015

    Contact: Robin 737-4332 (Washington, D.C. – February 5, 2014) Dairy industry suppliers and processors attended the International Dairy Show Advisory Committee meeting during Dairy Forum 2014 last month to discuss plans for the 2015 International Dairy Show in Chicago. Representatives from more than 25 exhibiting companies and IDFA board members learned about continued enhancements for the 2015 show and heard IDFA's exciting new ideas for promoting this and future shows. Increased and enhanced on-floor activities continue to be an area of emphasis for 2015, including: Increased on-floor education in iDairy Show theater and programming with larger set and more ...
  • February 02, 2014

    IDFA Offers Side-by-Side Comparison of Dairy Programs in 2014 and 2008 Farm Bills

    President Barack Obama signed the Farm Bill at Michigan State University in East Lansing, Mich., on Feb. 7. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza) IDFA has prepared a comparison of the dairy programs contained in the 2008 Farm Bill and the 2014 version. Members may login below to view the comparison.
  • January 30, 2014

    Milk Source, LLC, of Kaukauna, Wisconsin, Named 2014 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year

    Contact: Marti Pupillo 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) Milk Source, LLC, a dairy operation located in Kaukauna, Wis., was named the 2014 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year during an awards ceremony this week at the International Dairy Foods Association's Dairy Forum in Palm Desert, Calif. The award, co-sponsored by IDFA and Dairy Today magazine, recognizes U.S. dairy producers that apply creativity, excellence and forward thinking to achieve greater on-farm productivity and improved milk marketing. Milk Source earned two nominations, one from Wisconsin Secretary of Agriculture Ben Brancel and another from David Crass and Anna Wildeman, attorneys ...
  • January 30, 2014

    IDFA Honors Three Outgoing Officers at Dairy Forum with Soaring Eagle Awards

    Contact: Marti 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) The International Dairy Foods Association presented 2014 Soaring Eagle Awards to three outgoing officers: Mike Nosewicz, vice president, Fresh Dairy, The Kroger Co.; Ed Mullins, executive vice president and CEO, Prairie Farms Dairy, Inc.; and Jon Davis, president and CEO, Davisco Foods International, Inc. The awards were presented this week at a special ceremony during IDFA’s Dairy Forum at the JW Marriott Desert Springs Resort and Spa in Palm Desert, Calif. The Soaring Eagle awards recognize the extraordinary service of leaders in the dairy industry and those who have provided ...
  • January 30, 2014

    Robert G. Bush, Chairman Emeritus of Schreiber Foods, Inc., Receives 2014 NCI Laureate Award

    Contact: Marti Pupillo (202) 220-3535 (Washington, D.C. – January 30, 2014) The National Cheese Institute has bestowed its highest honor, the NCI Laureate Award, on Robert G. Bush, chairman emeritus of Schreiber Foods, Inc., Green Bay, Wis. NCI Chairman Mike Reidy, who is senior vice president, corporate affairs, Leprino Foods Company, presented the award to Bush this week during a special ceremony at the International Dairy Foods Association's 2014 Dairy Forum in Palm Desert, Calif. The NCI Laureate Award recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the development and growth of the cheese industry. A panel of industry professionals ...
  • 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 ...
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