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Engage with Federal Decision-Makers at Regulatory RoundUP This June

Mar 25, 2015
Mike Taylor, deputy commissioner for food for the Food and Drug Administration, discussed agency priorities last year at Regulatory RoundUP.

Did you know you can participate in discussions with federal officials before many dairy regulations are finalized?

IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP will provide two days of information-packed, interactive sessions between dairy industry professionals and key government regulators. It will be held on June 16 -17 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C.

The first Regulatory RoundUP in 2014 was an enormous success, bringing members together with several of the country’s highest-level regulatory officials and decision-makers to discuss regulations in the dairy industry. This year, the program promises to be even more compelling, with topics like cybersecurity, labeling reform, the recommended revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and barriers to trade. 

“The format for Regulatory RoundUP is one in which our members are up close and personal with the presenters,” said Clay Hough, IDFA senior group vice president and general counsel. “This allows participants the opportunity to really engage on matters that are critically important to their businesses and our industry.”

The agenda will include these sessions:

  • “FDA Outlook” will offer an in-depth look at the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) regulations, proposed changes to the Nutrition Facts label and updates to the Dietary Guidelines;
  • “Food Fights” will covering the current state of food litigation and discussing the legal and practical impact of these critical decisions on the entire food community;
  • “HACKEDwill demonstrate how to protect businesses through cybersecurity and discuss pending legislation to allow better information sharing between the public and private sectors; and
  • “Leveraging Your Trade Association” will show how companies can use membership organizations to their advantage.

Registration is open.

IDFA members attending Regulatory RoundUP are welcome to complimentary registration for Advocacy Days, June 17-18, at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, D.C. Together, IDFA’s Regulatory RoundUP and Advocacy Days will offer three days of comprehensive policy and regulatory discussions with key federal officials and legislators.

For more information, contact Erin Dlugacz, IDFA manager of meetings and educational services, at

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