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Engage with Federal Decision-makers at Regulatory RoundUP

Mar 19, 2019
John Sheehan, director, Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety at FDA's Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, talked with IDFA members at a previous Regulatory RoundUP.

As one of the most regulated food industries in the United States, the dairy industry must comply with rules issued by multiple federal agencies, including the Food and Drug Administration, the Environmental Protection Agency and the Departments of Agriculture, Homeland Security and Commerce, in addition to state and local regulatory bodies. 

Because most dairy industry professionals come face to face with regulators only when an inspector knocks on their doors, IDFA's Regulatory RoundUP provides the opportunity for dairy professionals to hear firsthand from the decision-makers who have direct responsibility for the rules that affect dairy plants, products and personnel, as well as other experts. The conference, June  4-5 in Arlington, Virginia,  will help dairy professionals better understand the intent behind federal regulations, the parameters for compliance and how best to engage in the process to shape pending regulations. 

“The format for Regulatory RoundUP allows members to be up close and personal with the presenters,” said Danielle Quist, IDFA senior director of regulatory affairs and counsel. “The participants have the opportunity to really engage on matters that are critically important to their businesses and our industry.”

Registration is now open for Regulatory RoundUP. Early registration rates are available through April 12.

Program Highlights

  • FDA Views from the Top
  • Preventive Controls Rule and Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO) Appendix T Inspections
  • Update on Emerging Contaminants, Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and Perchlorate
  • Intentional Adulteration Rule Preparation
  • USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service Dairy Program Update
  • Food Fights in the Courtroom: How Litigation and Consumer Expectations Are Driving Food Labels
  • Using Novel Foods and Technologies and Navigating Regulatory Review
  • Trends in International and U.S. Nutrition Policy

IDFA’s regulatory committees will meet when the Regulatory RoundUP program concludes on June 5. 

For more information, contact Quist at

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