Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, recently was elected vice chair of the U.S. National Committee for the International Dairy Federation. She will serve with Rob Byrne, director of industry and regulatory affairs for Schreiber Foods, Inc., who is the incoming chairman.
IDF is a global source of scientific and technical expertise for stakeholders in the dairy chain. Its status as a non-governmental organization allows the dairy industry to participate in the process for setting and amending international standards through the Codex Alimentarius Commission. IDF members cover 56 countries and account for approximately 86 percent of total milk production worldwide.
"Our leadership will help the U.S. dairy industry to further its goals in key areas, such as sustainability, health and science, and international regulations," said Frye.
According to Byrne, "Having the U.S. dairy industry so actively engaged in international activities through IDF helps protect the interests of the entire U.S. industry and protects our ability to continue to ship U.S. dairy products worldwide."
To learn more about IDFA's participation in IDF committees and global achievements for members, read "IDFA Vice Presidents Represent Global Dairy Interests in Berlin," and "Codex Food Additive Committee Considers Key Provisions for Dairy."