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Dairy Facts 2016

Mike Taylor to Return to Regulatory RoundUP as Keynote Speaker

May 07, 2015

The first IDFA Regulatory RoundUP in 2014 was a 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 just as compelling with Mike Taylor, the deputy commissioner for Foods and Veterinary Medicine at the Food and Drug Administration, returning as the keynote speaker. He plans to discuss the “Implementation of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA).”

Taylor, who oversees the FDA’s work on all things related to food safety, including FSMA, will  provide an overview of the supplemental rules published for comment last fall and the agency’s implementation strategy for finalizing the rules this year. He’ll also discuss readying the inspection force and industry for when the rules go into effect starting in 2016.

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

Other session topics will include:

  • “Food Fights” – Learn the current state of affairs in the food litigation world and discuss the legal and practical impacts of these critical decisions on the entire food community;
  • “HACKED” – Cybersecurity experts will demonstrate how to protect business information systems and discuss pending legislation to allow better information sharing between the public and private sectors about current threats; and
  • “Leveraging Your Trade Association” – This interactive presentation will empower you to use association membership to the fullest and help you and your company succeed in today’s challenging business and regulatory environment.

For more details and to register, visit the Regulatory RoundUP microsite

Members with questions about Regulatory RoundUP may contact Emily Lyons, IDFA director of regulatory affairs and legal counsel, at

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