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  • 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.
  • September 26, 2019

    IDFA priorities included in Senate Appropriations Legislation

    The fiscal year 2020 appropriations bill for USDA and related agencies includes funding for three IDFA priorities: creating a milk incentive program within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), modernizing outdated food standards of identity, and continuation of the $1.5 million in funding for the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) research on new technologies that would help ice cream manufacturers reduce food waste.
  • September 26, 2019

    HP Hood earns first milk processing plant ENERGY STAR certification

    HP Hood’s plant​in Agawam, Mass. became the first fluid milk and yogurt processing plant to earn ENERGY STAR certification from the EPA.
  • September 26, 2019

    IDFA to Testify at FDA Public Meeting on Horizontal Approaches to Food Standards of Identity Modernization

    IDFA’s senior vice president for regulatory affairs Cary Frye will deliver oral testimony and submit comments at FDA’s September 27th public meeting to discuss horizontal approaches to modernization of standards of identity.
  • September 26, 2019

    Bill Defining “Natural Cheese” Introduced in the House

    One of IDFA’s top priorities is for Congress to include a definition of the term "natural cheese" in federal statute to protect against consumer confusion. IDFA came closer to reaching this goal this week when Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI), Kurt Schafer (D-OR) and Billy Long (R-MO) reintroduced the Codifying Useful Regulatory Definitions (CURD) Act in the House.
  • September 26, 2019

    IDFA priorities included in Senate Appropriations Legislation

    On Thursday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a bill to fund the U.S. Department of Agriculture and related agencies for fiscal year 2020. The bill includes funding for three IDFA priorities: creating a milk incentive program within the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), modernizing outdated food standards of identity, and continuation of the $1.5 million in funding for the USDA Agricultural Research Service’s (ARS) research on new technologies that would help ice cream manufacturers reduce food waste. The bill provides discretionary funding of $23.1 billion, $58 million above the FY 2019 enacted level and $4.1 billion above the budget request. ...
  • September 25, 2019

    IDFA Welcomes New Member

    IDFA welcomes Nui as a Gold Business Partner. Nui offers a digital trading platform and online marketplace that moves the trading world into the future.
  • September 19, 2019

    Allow use of “potassium salt” in ingredient lists, IDFA tells FDA

    “Potassium salt” should be the name allowed in product ingredient lists for the common salt substitute, IDFA told FDA in comments filed Tuesday.
  • September 18, 2019

    Dairy Delivers® for Veterinary Services

    The dairy industry supports nearly 3,940 jobs in the veterinary services industry. Over 960 jobs are supported by the dairy industry when large operations that produce dairy products from their own farms use veterinarians to maintain the health and well being of there own stock.
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