Courtney Bidney

IDFA Yogurt and Cultured Products Board Chair / Director, Labeling & Regulatory Compliance, General Mills

Courtney is a Director in Global Scientific and Regulatory Affairs and the Bell Institute of Health and Nutrition at General Mills. Courtney’s responsibilities include regulatory and external affairs accountabilities in the areas of food safety and nutrition. In addition, Courtney leads the international health and wellness network responsible for Health and Wellness strategy, including innovation, communication, and regulatory for regions outside of the United States.

Courtney joined General Mills in 2000 as a Quality Management Associate and subsequently worked in multiple General Mills manufacturing facilities as both a Quality Engineer and Quality Manager. Courtney transitioned to the General Mills corporate headquarters in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 2009 where she has served in multiple roles of increasing responsibility in the product safety and scientific and regulatory affairs area. Courtney serves on the GMA Science and Regulatory Affairs Committee and is a governor appointed member of the Minnesota Food Safety and Defense Task Force. In addition, Courtney is the Food Industry Advisor to the Association of Food and Drug Officials (AFDO) Board of Directors and is the Co-Chair of the AFDO Industry Association Membership Committee. Courtney also serves on the Health and Wellness Steering Committee in the Consumer Goods Forum.

Courtney holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Nutritional Sciences from Texas A&M University and a Master of Science Degree in Food Science and Technology from Ohio State University. In her free time, Courtney enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, Jackson and Madeline.