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Cary Frye
Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association

Cary Frye leads 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.

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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  • As one of the most highly regulated food industries in the United States, dairy must comply with regulations issued by multiple federal agencies, including the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security and the U.S. Department of Commerce, among other state and local regulatory bodies.

    Because most dairy industry professionals come face to face with regulators only when an inspector knocks on their door, the Regulatory RoundUp provides the opportunity for dairy professionals to hear firsthand from the decision-makers and the regulation officials who have direct responsibility for the rules that affect dairy plants, products and personnel. The conference will help dairy professionals better understand the intent behind federal regulations, the parameters for compliance and how best to engage in the process to shape pending regulations.

    Who Should Attend?
    IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP is geared toward dairy company and plant professionals who are responsible for understanding and complying with dairy regulations, as well as the suppliers who work with dairy plants to meet and exceed federal, state and local standards for dairy food manufacturing.



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    Schedule is subject to change.

    Tuesday, April 16
    7:30 AM 7:30 - 8:30 AM
    Networking Breakfast
    Location: Majestic
    Sponsored by:
    8:30 AM 8:30 - 8:45 AM
    Welcome Remarks
    Speaker:
    Cary Frye, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association
    8:45 AM 8:45 - 9:30 AM
    Resilience and Growth: Perspectives from McKinsey & Company
    Location: Royal
    In a world where consumer preferences change rapidly, where volatility impacts margins along the value chain, where new trade barriers are erected, how can the U.S. dairy and ice cream industry meet future challenges and be positioned for growth over the next few decades? Get in-depth answers from McKinsey’s latest research unveiled at IDFA’s Dairy Forum 2019.
    Speaker:
    Christina Adams, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company

    9:30 AM 9:30 - 10:00 AM
    American Appetite for Artisanal Ice Creams 
    Location: Royal
    Learn how to be nimble, creative and successful from Salt & Straw, an artisanal ice cream company. In her role at the OSU Food Innovation Center, Sarah Masoni has helped hundreds of food companies launch innovative new products and exciting flavors. Salt & Straw was one of those shining stars. You can learn what it takes to start an artisanal ice cream company and the secrets to their flavors during a conversation with Sarah and Tyler.
    Speakers:
    Tyler Malek, Co-Founder and Head Ice Cream Developer, Salt & Straw Ice Cream



    Sarah Masoni, Director of Process and Product Development, Food Innovation Center, Oregon State University
    10:00 AM 10:00 - 10:30 AM
    Networking Break 
    Location: Palm Court Foyer
    Sponsored by:
    10:30 AM 10:30 - 11:15 AM
    Why are Consumers Craving for Plant-based Diets?
    Location: Royal
    Just looking at market trend data and the supermarket shelves shows consumers are demanding plant-based alternatives to dairy products. We will explore what is driving this demand and the emotional and social forces influencing this food and diet choice. How can the ice cream industry understand and leverage this changing landscape of vegan and flexitarian diets?
    Speaker:
    Janet Helm, MS, RDN, Chief Food and Nutrition Strategist, Weber Shandwick

    11:15 AM 11:15 AM - Noon
    Control of Listeria in Ice Cream Manufacturing
    Location: Royal
    Leading Academic Dr. Rankin will review recent food-borne illnesses associated with frozen desserts as well as what root causes existed in such outbreaks. He will also present findings of studies focused on the hygienic design of equipment used in frozen dessert manufacturing. He will also present results of his research involving ice cream containing the pathogen, Listeria monocytogenes.
    Speaker:
    Scott Rankin, Ph.D., Chair and Professor Food Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    Noon Noon - 1:30 PM
    Networking Lunch and Roundtable Discussions
    Location: Mezzanine Terrace
    We invite you to join colleagues for a lunchtime roundtable discussion where you can network with those who share similar interests or responsibilities and discuss the hottest industry topics. Each roundtable will be hosted by a subject matter expert who will facilitate the discussion. These sessions are designed to encourage you to exchange experiences and insights with colleagues. Additional lunch tables will be available for those who prefer to network informally.
    1:30 PM 1:30 - 2:15 PM
    FSMA Rules on Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration
    Location: Royal
    The first compliance date for the Intentional Adulteration (IA) rule is coming this summer. Now is the time to learn the key requirements of the IA rule and guidance FDA has provided for developing and implementing food defense plans. This session will also discuss the training requirements in the rule, FDA’s inspection and implementation plans, and industry approaches to compliance.
    Speaker:
    Elizabeth Fawell, Partner, Hogan Lovells US, LLP

    2:15 PM 2:15 - 3:15 PM
    Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition, Part I — Most Innovative Flavor and Most Innovative Novelty
    Location: Plaza
    Don’t miss your chance to compete and help judge the annual Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition! Taste the latest and most interesting flavors and novelties and vote for your favorites.

    In this session, attendees will judge samples for the Most Innovative Ice Cream Flavor and the Most Innovative Ice Cream Novelty Product currently in the market. Awards will be given for first, second and third place in each category. Winners will be featured in an upcoming edition of Dairy Foods magazine.

    All attendees are invited to send one entry to compete in each of the three categories for this delicious contest. To submit an entry, please complete the contest entry form.
    3:15 PM 3:15 - 3:30 PM
    Networking Break 
    Location: Palm Court Foyer
    3:30 PM 3:30 - 4:15 AM 
    Dairy Explores the Use of Blockchain Technology
    Location: Royal
    As consumers today want to knjow where their food comes from, compaines across the globe including the largest U.S. farmer family owned co-op, Dariy Farmers of America, are increasinlgly embracing blockchain technology. Learn from the company helping the largest U.S. dairy co-op how farmers and manufacturing plants are launcing a pilot to expolore this new technology for tracing food and ingredients.
    Speaker:
    Raja Ramachandran, CEO and Co-Founder, Ripe.io

    4:15 PM 4:15 - 5:00 PM 
    Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition, Part II Most Innovative Prototype Flavor
    Location: Plaza
    Part II of this year’s Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition is devoted to the Prototype Ice Cream Flavor category. These entries are new products that are not yet in the market. Come taste and judge the samples for yourself, and help choose the winner. Better yet, submit your own creation, and see how it rates! Awards will be given for first, second and third place, as judged by conference attendees.

    All attendees are invited to send one entry to compete in each of the three categories for this delicious contest. To submit an entry, please complete the contest entry form.
    5:30 PM 5:30 - 7:00 PM 
    Networking Reception
    Location: Mezzanine Terrace
    Wednesday, April 17
    7:30 AM 7:30 - 8:30 AM
    Networking Breakfast
    Location: Majestic
    8:30 AM 8:30 - 9:00 AM
    Presentation of Innovative Ice Cream Flavor Competition Awards
    Location: Royal 
    The votes are cast, and the competitors have been anxiously awaiting the results. Be there to see the winners claim their new titles as Ice Cream Flavor innovators!
    Speaker:
    Kathie Canning, Editor-in-chief, Dairy Foods magazine



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    9:00 AM 9:00 - 10:00 AM
    Challenges and Solutions for Formulating Plant-based Frozen Desserts
    Location: Royal
    When it comes to formulating plant-based frozen desserts, half the battle is knowing which ingredients are available and the thought process behind adjusting formulations around those ingredients. An overview of plant-based ingredients and their potential impact on mix balancing due to compositional differences will be presented that will provide helpful suggestions for screening plant-based ingredients. We will showcase samples that are real cause-and-effect examples of key formula manipulations to explore in ice cream base development.
    Speaker:
    Caleb Wagner, Food Technologist, Agropur Ingredients

    10:00 AM 10:00 - 10:30 AM
    Networking Break
    Location: Palm Court Foyer
    10:30 AM 10:30 - 11:15 AM
    A Look at Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Trends – Driven by Innovation, Sustained by Proven Sellers
    Location: Royal
    Nielsen based market research provides rich insights into consumer behaviors. This session will take a high-level view of the current demanding food and retail environment and then a deeper dive into the ice cream and frozen dessert category. Looking into the mind of consumers you will find out what may be the next trend.
    Speaker:
    Jon Vander Woude, Vice President of Marketing, Denali Ingredients

    11:15 AM 11:15 AM - Noon
    Milk, Semi Sweet or Dark: What is Your Chocolate Ice Cream Preference?
    Location: Royal
    A leading flavor company will share insights from a new study on the current chocolate ice cream landscape in the U.S. Their research looks at twenty-five chocolate ice cream market products that have been flavor profiled and clustering analysis has revealed that there are three major flavor segments in the US market place: milk, semi-sweet, and dark chocolate.
    Speaker:
    Karen Garcia, Senior Sensory Specialist, Symise, Inc.

    Noon Noon - 1:00 PM
    Luncheon
    Location: Mezzanine Terrace
    1:00 PM
     
    1:00 - 1:45 PM
    The Role of Food Standards in Protecting Supply Chain Integrity
    Location: Royal
    Food supply chains are becoming increasingly complex, creating multiple opportunities to damage the integrity of the food supply, either intentionally or unintentionally. Supply chains that involve high-value ingredients, such as those used in premium ice cream and innovative products are particularly vulnerable. For food ingredients, protection relies on being able to demonstrate that each ingredient has the appropriate composition as defined by standards that include descriptions of the necessary identity, purity, maximum levels of contaminants, and absence of adulterants. Ingredient standards are a resource that makes it possible for all participants in the supply chain to align expectations and communicate on an equal basis. Learn the importance of food ingredient standards and show how they are developed for the Food Chemicals Codex.
    Speaker:
    Steven Gendel, Ph.D., Senior Director, Food Science, Food Chemicals Codex, US Pharmacopeia

    1:45 PM 1:45 - 2:30 PM
    Regulatory Update
    Location: Royal
    IDFA’s regulatory team will provide you with an overview of the new regulations and pending policies that could impact your business. We will cover the FDA’s Nutrition Innovation Strategy’s impact on labeling and standards for dairy and plant-based products and also review details of USDA’s Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard.
    Speakers:
    Cary Frye, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association



    Michelle Matto, RDN, Principal, AM Food & Nutrition

    2:30 PM 2:30 - 2:45 PM
    Networking Break
    Location:  Palm Court Foyer
    2:45 PM Tech Talks
    Location: Royal

    2:45 - 3:05 PM
    Ice Cream Overun Measurement

    3:05 - 3:25 PM
    In-house Chocolate Manufacturing

    3:25 - 3:45 PM
    Hot Topic 
    4:00 PM 4:00 PM
    Adjournment







    The fastest and easiest way to register is online. If a paper form is required to submit a check payment, please download the registration form.

      Early
    Ends April 12th
    Regular
    After April 12th
    Member $595 $695
    Member (Group Registration of 3+) $495 $595
    Non-Member $795 $895
    Non-Member (Group Registration of 3+) $695 $795
    Government / Media / University  $350 $350

    FAQs

    Q: Registration substitutions
    Registration is non-transferable from one company to another; however, substitutions within companies are welcome at any time. Please email registrar@idfa.org if you would like to make a registration substitution.

    Q: Registration Cancellation Policy
    Registration cancellations received in writing will be accepted prior to May 14, 2019 for a full refund. Cancellations received after May 14, 2019, will be eligible for a 50 percent refund. Your Regulatory RoundUP registration fee is non-refundable after May 28, 2019. Substitutions may be made without penalty. All cancellations and substitutions must be received in writing at registrar@idfa.org.

    Q: Attire
    Business casual attire recommended. The average temperatures in the Washington DC Metro Area in June are 85°F high and 63°F low.

    Questions: If you have questions or need assistance with the registration process, please contact IDFA at 202-220-3557 or registrar@idfa.org.


    Regulatory RoundUP will be held at the Hyatt Centric in Arlington, Virginia. Hotel reservation details will be available shortly. A special room rate of $249 per night plus applicable taxes will be available. The deadline to secure a room is May 13, 2019. We have reserved a large block of rooms, but once all the rooms have been booked, we cannot guarantee that additional space will be available.

    Hyatt Centric Arlington  |  1325 Wilson Boulevard  |  Arlington, VA 22209  |  703-525-1234  |  Hotel Website

    https://book.passkey.com/e/49672400


    Why Sponsor
    Sponsorship is one of the best ways to brand your organization as a thought-leader and to highlight your commitment to advancing the dairy industry.

    CONNECT WITH YOUR TARGET AUDIENCE
    Reach dairy company and plant professionals who are responsible for understanding and complying with dairy regulations.

    GROW YOUR BRAND AWARENESS
    Extend your message, reinforce your brand and enhance your company's reputation to a focused audience.

    MARKET YOUR INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS
    Showcase your products and services to professionals looking for ways to increase profitability, enhance efficiency, and collaborate on finding solutions.

     Interested?  CONTACT: Melissa Lembke  |  202-220-3512  |  mlembke@idfa.org



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    KEYNOTE LUNCHEON – $3,500
    One of the conference best attended sessions, the opening luncheon is a great opportunity to gain added visibility among attendees enjoying conversations with industry colleagues.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Opportunity for company representative to give remarks at the lunch session
    2. One (1) complimentary conference registration
    3. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    4. Live recognition throughout the conference
    NETWORKING RECEPTION – $2,000
    After an afternoon of informative sessions and meetings, everyone will be looking for a place to relax, unwind and make some new contacts. The networking reception is ideal for a sponsor who wants to make an impression by hosting a great evening of food, drinks and camaraderie.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Five (5) reception invitations
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    COFFEE BREAK PRESENTATION – $1,500
    Coffee breaks are an oasis during a long day of meetings. Nothing makes conference attendees happier than knowing a cup of coffee or a relaxing conversation is waiting for them just outside the meeting room door.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Opportunity to give a 15-minute presentation during one of the designated coffee breaks
    2. Exhibit table throughout the conference
    3. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    4. Live recognition throughout the conference
    WIFI – $1,000
    WiFi is every conference attendee’s connection to the outside world, and attendees will be connecting often to check social media updates and messages from the office. When you sponsor WiFi service during Regulatory RoundUP, your company logo and a link to your website will appear every time attendees log in.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Sponsor logo and link on WiFi landing page
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    REGISTRATION LANYARDS – $750
    Every attendee at Regulatory RoundUP will receive a name badge that is required for entrance to all sessions and conference events. Those name badges hang from lanyards that feature your company logo.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:
    1. Sponsor logo on registration lanyards
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    GIVEAWAY ITEM – $500
    Get your logo and company message in the hands of conference attendees by providing a promotional item (notepad, pen, hand sanitizer, etc.) to be distributed to all conference attendees.

    SPONSOR BENEFITS INCLUDE:

    1. Giveaway provided by sponsor distributed to conference attendees
    2. Recognition on conference materials, event signage and conference website
    3. Live recognition throughout the conference
    Speakers will be announced below as they are confirmed.


    Speakers
    Cary Frye
    Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, International Dairy Foods Association

    Cary Frye leads the association's regulatory team covering the areas of food safety, food defense, federal standards of identity, labeling, international...    MORE