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Come to Policy & Politics Conference and Learn Status of Upcoming Regulations

Jul 18, 2012

Get first-hand information about the status of key dairy regulations from those responsible for issuing dairy-related rules during IDFA’s Policy & Politics Conference, September 19-21 in Washington, D.C.

USDA’s Robert Post and FDA’s Jessica Leighton will discuss dairy’s place in nutrition policy and address questions about food labeling, marketing to children, rules for competitive foods sold in schools and more.  FDA’s Michael Taylor will discuss what rules are in the pipeline for the Food Safety and Modernization Act.

Post is deputy director of USDA’s Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and is responsible for overseeing the planning, development, review, and promotion of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, the new MyPlate consumer communications initiative, and programs, including the Healthy Eating Index, the USDA Food Plans, and the cost of raising a child.

Leighton is senior advisor for science in the Office of the Commissioner/Office of Foods at FDA and formerly served at the deputy commissioner of environmental health with the New York City department of health. She is responsible for several current initiatives including proposed front of pack and menu labeling.

Be the first to know what to expect after the general election. 

“Bring your team to Washington this fall for the Policy & Politics Conference and gain an insider’s perspective on the issues that matter most to you, your business and our country,” said Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO. 

Registration is open and more conference details are available here.

Sponsorship opportunities for the Policy & Politics Conference also are available. Contact Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director, at or (202) 220-3542 for information.

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