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  • September 21, 2011

    IDFA Recognizes Dairy Companies, Trucking Operations for Superior Worker Safety

    MEDIA CONTACT: Marti Pupillo (202) (Washington, D.C. – September 21, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced the names of 144 dairy company operations that will receive IDFA Dairy Industry Safety Recognition Awards and Achievement Certificates this year. This is the eighth year that IDFA has sponsored the program, which highlights the outstanding worker-safety records of U.S. dairy companies. The awards, which were on display during the International Dairy Show this week in Atlanta, will be mailed to the recipients next week. The operations for each nominated company were judged solely on specific data required by the U.S. ...
  • September 21, 2011

    IDFA Announces First Annual Innovations Award Winners at International Dairy Show in Atlanta

    MEDIA CONTACT:Marti Pupillo(202) (Washington, D.C. – September 21, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association announced the winners of the first annual Innovations Awards today at the International Dairy Show in Atlanta. 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. The six winners are: ATMIC-FF Fischer Planning received the Food Safety Innovation Award for its Ultra-Clean Extended Shelf Life line, which allows for manufacturing products without added preservatives. TIC Gums, Inc. earned the Ingredients/Flavorings/Seasonings/Additives Innovation ...
  • September 21, 2011

    International Dairy Show Attracts Dairy Decision-Makers to Atlanta

    MEDIA CONTACT:Peggy Armstrong(202) Minneapolis to Host 2013 Show (Washington, D.C. – September 21, 2011) The International Dairy Show kicked off in Atlanta this week, giving dairy professionals an unparalleled opportunity to focus specifically on dairy industry trends and keep up with the rapidly changing marketplace. The show, which ran Monday through Wednesday, featured nearly 300 exhibitors offering the latest packaging, processing and technology solutions in the global dairy market. With more than 3,400 total attendees and more than 1,200 qualified buyers, the International Dairy Show drew strong participation from the key audiences that IDFA and the exhibitors were seeking ...
  • September 21, 2011

    Associations Welcome 2011-2012 Officers, New Board Members

    MEDIA CONTACT:Peggy Armstrong(202) (Washington, D.C. – September 20, 2011) During the fall board meetings held this week in conjunction with the International Dairy Show, 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 Mike Nosewicz, vice president, dairy group – east manufacturing division – dairy, The Kroger Co.; IDFA Vice Chair and IICA Chair Brian Perry, executive vice ...
  • September 18, 2011

    Proposed Dairy Policy May Cause Neediest To Go Without Nutritious Dairy Products

    Taxpayers Would Pay More, Get Less Return (Washington, D.C., September 18, 2011) A new study of the impacts of proposed dairy policy legislation on federal nutrition programs has found millions of dollars in hidden costs. Behind typical estimates of the price of the National Milk Producers Federation's Foundation for the Future dairy policy proposal are large and unintended additional taxpayer costs, reductions in the effectiveness of federal nutrition programs, and reduced access to the programs for low-income women and children. The study, commissioned by the International Dairy Foods Association and conducted by a Ph.D. economist at M + R Strategic ...
  • September 07, 2011

    International Dairy Show to Feature Dairy and Beverage Bar

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder (202) 220-3562 Offering Latest in Healthier Dairy Products, Reformulated Flavored Milk (Washington, D.C. – September 7, 2011) From the latest in lower-calorie flavored milk to reduced-sodium cheeses and frozen novelties, the Dairy and Beverage Bar at the 2011 International Dairy Show will showcase new and reformulated “good for you” products. The International Dairy Show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will take place September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. “To meet the demands of health-conscious consumers, dairy companies have reduced sodium in cheeses, reformulated flavored milk, expanded selections in the rapidly growing ...
  • August 31, 2011

    IDFA Refutes Recent Assertion by NMPF on Dairy Policy

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220- 3508 IDFA Holds Fast to Economic Models Showing Milk Supply Control Would Hurt Exports and American Jobs (Washington, D.C. – August 29, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) takes strong exception to assertions made by the National Milk Producers Federation regarding the impact of proposed dairy policy reform on exports. NMPF claims that eliminating the Dairy Product Price Support Program will provide more incentive for exports. However, economic models show that the Dairy Market Stabilization Program (DMSP), included in draft legislation offered for discussion by Rep. Collin Peterson (D-MN), would have significantly lowered U.S dairy ...
  • August 17, 2011

    Ingredients, Flavorings and Seasonings Pavilion at International Dairy Show to Feature Cooking Demonstrations, Specialty Happy Hours

    (Washington, D.C. - August 17, 2011) The latest in flavor-enhancing ingredients, live cooking demonstrations and specialty happy hours are in the lineup for the Ingredients, Flavorings and Seasonings Pavilion at the 2011 International Dairy Show, September 19-21, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Two special happy hours will feature dairy industry veteran David Phillips, now a freelance writer, consultant and director of Cheese and Cheers, a firm that organizes tastings and presentations on beer, wine and cheese. The happy hours will feature the best from New World artisans and craftsmen, along with Old World standards. Phillips will conduct ...
  • August 10, 2011

    Global Dairy Trends to Take Center Stage on Day Three of the International Dairy Show in Atlanta

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) (Washington, D.C. - August 8, 2011) Effective marketing campaigns from around the world, a profile of the ever-changing consumer and a look at why dairy rules the 21st century are just a few of the topics that will be covered during the "International Dairy Trends" Signature Session to be held on Wednesday, September 21, at 10:00 a.m. The International Dairy Show, presented by the International Dairy Foods Association, will take place September 19-21 at the World Congress Center in Atlanta. "Consumer demand and nutrition trends are changing the way we develop, package and market dairy and ...
  • July 21, 2011

    International Dairy Show Partners with Brasil Alimenta International Week

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) (Washington, D.C. - July 21, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has announced that the International Dairy Show has established a promotional partnership with Brasil Alimenta International Week, allowing each trade show to endorse the other. "We are very happy to increase our international network and partner with Brasil Alimenta International Week on cross promotion of our mutual trade shows," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. "It is our goal to work closely with many trade associations and international shows to expand our global reach." As part of the co-promotional agreement, IDFA will be attending ...
  • July 19, 2011

    Global Water Scarcity: What Dairy Companies Need to Know

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder (202) 220-3562 Exciting New Signature Session to Debut at International Dairy Show (Washington, D.C. - July 19, 2011) Continued population growth, increasing pollution and changing climate conditions have created the potential for unprecedented water scarcity in coming years, according to prominent environmental scientists, international organizations and business consultants. Recent headlines and a myriad of new publications urge immediate action, saying that business as usual is not a real option. These alarming predictions about the availability of and access to abundant supplies of fresh water prompted the dairy industry to take a deeper look into what farmers and ...
  • July 15, 2011

    Celebrate National Ice Cream Day Sunday, July 17

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong (202) 220-3508 (Washington, D.C. - July 15, 2011) The International Ice Cream Association encourages consumers to celebrate National Ice Cream Day on Sunday, July 17, by enjoying one of America's favorite treats. July is National Ice Cream Month. In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day. He recognized ice cream as a fun and nutritious food that is enjoyed by a full 90 percent of the nation's population. In the proclamation, President Reagan called for all people of the United States ...
  • July 13, 2011

    Dairy Proposal Includes New Taxes and Policies That Negatively Impact Job Growth

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong 220-3508 Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO, International Dairy Foods Association (Washington, D.C. - July 13, 2011) The following statement can be attributed to IDFA President and CEO Connie Tipton regarding draft legislation related to dairy policy that was circulated today by Rep. Collin Peterson, ranking member of the House Agriculture Committee. "We are disappointed that Rep. Collin Peterson is circulating draft legislation that clearly would take the dairy industry in the wrong direction. Instead of encouraging job growth and reducing regulation on an already overregulated industry, the discussion draft would impose new and intrusive government ...
  • July 06, 2011

    Dairy Processors Welcome Agreement on Pilot Trucking Program with Mexico

    Contact: Peggy Armstrong(202) (Washington, D.C. - July 6, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association hailed today's announcement by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) that a formal agreement on a pilot cross-border trucking program between Mexico and the United States has been signed. The agreement will reduce 50 percent of the tariffs imposed by Mexico on U.S. cheese exports. The tariffs have been in place since last year as a result of the United State's failure to comply with the trucking provisions of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In April IDFA submitted comments to DOT supporting the ...
  • July 06, 2011

    IDFA Launches First Annual Innovations Awards

    Contact: Jeannette Roeder(202) Winners Will Be Announced at International Dairy Show (Washington, D.C. - July 6, 2011) The International Dairy Foods Association has launched the first annual Innovations Awards, created to recognize excellence in innovation and technology. The Innovations Awards are open to all companies in the dairy industry, and winners will be announced at the 2011 International Dairy Show, which will be held September 19-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. "This is a great way for exhibitors to bring their products and services to the attention of the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade ...
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