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  • December 11, 2019

    IDFA Comments on USDA AMS Organic Livestock Proposed Rule

    Comments on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) proposed rule to amend the origin of livestock requirements for dairy animals under the USDA organic regulations were due Dec. 2, 2019. Read IDFA's comments.
  • December 11, 2019

    IDFA Advocacy Update: USDA Agrees Not to Release FMMO Data

    IDFA is pleased to report that USDA will not release the confidential business information collected through the Federal Milk Marketing Order (FMMO) program “to any non-USDA entity, including GAO.”
  • November 21, 2019

    House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee Hearing on U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement

    On Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, the Ways and Means trade subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the phase one trade agreement between the U.S. and Japan. Many Democratic members of the subcommittee expressed concern over the deal. IDFA understands the concerns brought forth by the trade subcommittee, but gaining a level playing field against competitors is essential.
  • November 14, 2019

    IDFA submits comments to FDA: Dairy needs standards modernization now

    On Tuesday, Nov. 12th, IDFA submitted its comments to FDA in support of horizontal approaches to standards modernization. Dairy products represent a third of the 280 federal food standards of identity, and these standards are significantly outdated and stand in the way of using new technologies, ingredients, and novel processes for dairy foods innovation.
  • November 06, 2019

    IDFA Recognizes New Gold Business Partner - Stanpac

    IDFA recognizes Stanpac for demonstrating its commitment to the dairy industry by upgrading its membership to Gold Business Partner.
  • October 24, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Member

    IDFA welcomes new Gold Business Partner, Packers Chemical. Packers Chemical provides sanitation and food safety technical solutions and innovative chemistries for the Dairy, Food processing industries.
  • October 24, 2019

    Advocacy Update: FDA Grants 6-month Extension to Complete Nutrition Facts Label Changes, to July 1, 2020

    The Food and Drug Administration granted IDFA's request asking for an additional 6 months’ time to the food industry to complete nutrition facts label changes. With this change, IDFA members and the whole food industry now have until July 1, 2020 to make the changes.
  • October 23, 2019

    USDA Clarifies Role of Milk in School Meals

    As the school year and school meal programs have gotten underway, USDA recently released memos clarifying requirements for foods and beverages offered as part of the National School Breakfast and National School Lunch Program.
  • October 15, 2019

    A Potential Break-Through on U.S.-China Trade?

    Last week, it was reported that the United States and China had reached a tentative, “phase one” trade deal in which Beijing agreed to limited measures to improve trade between the countries.
  • October 11, 2019

    Hilmar Cheese Company hosts members of Congress to raise awareness about need for USMCA deal

    Members of Congress, leaders from top dairy companies, and California government officials gathered at Hilmar Cheese Company for IDFA's third strategic legislative fly-out.
  • October 10, 2019

    U.S. and Japan Sign Trade Agreement

    On October 7, 2019, USTR Robert Lighthizer and the Ambassador of Japan to the United States Shinsuke J. Sugiyama signed the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement and U.S.-Japan Digital Trade Agreement.
  • October 03, 2019

    WTO Allows U.S. to Impose up to $7.5 Billion in Tariffs on EU

    On Wednesday a World Trade Organization (WTO) arbitrator granted the United States the ability to impose up to $7.5 billion in tariffs on European exports. The ruling is a result of the European Union illegally providing government subsidies for large civil aircraft manufacturing to Airbus.
  • October 02, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Members

    IDFA welcomes new members, Intralox and Closure Systems International.
  • October 01, 2019

    Nutrition Facts Labeling Extension Request Letter Sent to FDA

    IDFA worked with other food industry groups to get support from 11 food trade associations to send this request to FDA Commissioner Ned Sharpless asking for an additional 6 months’ time to complete nutrition facts label changes.
  • September 30, 2019

    IDFA's Cary Frye Awarded with the International Dairy Federation Prize of Excellence

    Cary Frye, IDFA senior vice president for regulatory affairs, received the International Dairy Federation Prize of Excellence this week at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.
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