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× Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling
Oct 23-24, 2018

IDFA is pleased to present its Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling webinar. This training opportunity will provide you and your staff with the essential information you need to produce compliant and effective labels for your products. It will also provide important details on FDA’s new regulations revising the nutrition facts label and food serving sizes. This single recording is divided into two sessions, “Labeling 101” and “New Nutrition Labeling Regulations and Claims”.

Dairy company staff must know the specific requirements of labeling dairy foods to avoid the waste and possible regulatory enforcement actions that result from mislabeling. Labeling claims also create new opportunities to market your products and drive sales.

Labeling 101
This session will give you a general overview of dairy labeling regulations. It will provide the history and jurisdiction for labeling regulations; requirements for the statement of identity, including flavor labeling and net quantity of contents statements; and ingredient declarations, including allergens and other labeling terms, such as Grade A, Kosher, and the Real Seal. We will also cover lactose free, gluten free and natural claims.

New Nutrition Labeling Regulations and Claims
This session will cover the basics of nutrition labeling based on FDA’s new regulations, including various nutrition facts formats, new dual column labeling, and revisions to the required and voluntary nutrients. We will explain the changes for declaring added sugars and dietary fiber. We will also review how to determine revised serving sizes ice cream, yogurt and some beverages. An overview of marketing claims that include nutrient content claims such as reduced sugar, lower sodium and high protein will be addressed.

× Milk, Yogurt & Cultured Products Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

The Milk, Yogurt & Cultured Products Manual and provides updated information and examples of FDA’s 2016 final rules for Nutrition Facts label and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages that go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The updates include:
  1. New formats for nutrition facts labels
  2. Updated Daily Values (DV) format, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugars, Calcium, Vitamin D, Potassium and Vitamin A
  3. New requirements to declare and how to calculate Added Sugars and a new %DV
  4. Revised definition and how to determine Dietary Fiber based on physiological health benefits
  5. Changes to the mandatory declaration of vitamins and minerals that includes the actual amounts declared for Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium
  6. Updated information on nutrient rounding rules for quantitative declarations
  7. New footnote and alternative text for small packages
  8. Updated serving sizes for multi-serving containers for yogurt, juices, fruit drinks, carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, water, packaged ice cream and novelties that reflect the amount of food that is commonly consumed
  9. New definition for single-serving packages that contains more the one but less than two servings
  10. Dual column nutrition information declared on a per serving and whole container basis for food packages with 2-3 servings
  11. FDA guidance memos and question and answers to the nutrition facts label are also include for easy reference

IDFA’s milk, yogurt and cultured products labeling manual also offers comprehensive details on all aspects of FDA’s food labeling regulations, such as standards of identity and product name, net contents statements, ingredient listing, allergen information and other claims such as natural, organic, rBSt, lactose free, and gluten free. Flavor labeling requirements for milk and milk products are also explained with labeling examples.

× Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

The Ice Cream and Frozen Dessert Manual is newly revised and provides updated information and examples of FDA’s 2016 final rules for Nutrition Facts label and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages that go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The updates include:
  1. New formats for nutrition facts labels
  2. Updated Daily Values (DV) format, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugars, Calcium, Vitamin D, Potassium and Vitamin A
  3. New requirements to declare and how to calculate Added Sugars and a new %DV
  4. Revised definition and how to determine Dietary Fiber based on physiological health benefits
  5. Changes to the mandatory declaration of vitamins and minerals that includes the actual amounts declared for Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium
  6. Updated information on nutrient rounding rules for quantitative declarations
  7. New footnote and alternative text for small packages
  8. Updated serving sizes for multi-serving containers for yogurt, juices, fruit drinks, carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, water, packaged ice cream and novelties that reflect the amount of food that is commonly consumed
  9. New definition for single-serving packages that contains more the one but less than two servings
  10. Dual column nutrition information declared on a per serving and whole container basis for food packages with 2-3 servings
  11. FDA guidance memos and question and answers to the nutrition facts label are also include for easy reference

IDFA’s ice cream and frozen dessert labeling manual also offers comprehensive details on all aspects of FDA’s food labeling regulations, such as standards of identity and product name, net contents statements, ingredient listing, allergen information and other claims such as natural, organic, rBSt, lactose free, and gluten free. Flavor labeling requirements for ice cream, sherbet and non-standard frozen desserts are also explained with labeling examples.

× Cheese Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

The Cheese Labeling Manual is newly revised and provides updated information and examples of FDA’s 2016 final rules for Nutrition Facts label and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages that go into effect on January 1, 2020.

The updates include:
  1. New formats for nutrition facts labels
  2. Updated Daily Values (DV) format, Sodium, Total Carbohydrate, Dietary Fiber, Added Sugars, Calcium, Vitamin D, Potassium and Vitamin A
  3. New requirements to declare and how to calculate Added Sugars and a new %DV
  4. Revised definition and how to determine Dietary Fiber based on physiological health benefits
  5. Changes to the mandatory declaration of vitamins and minerals that includes the actual amounts declared for Vitamin D, Calcium, Iron, and Potassium
  6. Updated information on nutrient rounding rules for quantitative declarations
  7. New footnote and alternative text for small packages
  8. Updated serving sizes for multi-serving containers for yogurt, juices, fruit drinks, carbonated and noncarbonated beverages, water, packaged ice cream and novelties that reflect the amount of food that is commonly consumed
  9. New definition for single-serving packages that contains more the one but less than two servings
  10. Dual column nutrition information declared on a per serving and whole container basis for food packages with 2-3 servings
  11. FDA guidance memos and question and answers to the nutrition facts label are also include for easy reference

IDFA’s cheese labeling manual also offers comprehensive details on all aspects of FDA’s food labeling regulations, such as standards of identity and product name, net contents statements, ingredient listing, allergen information and other claims. Country-of-origin bulk-product labeling, as well as natural, organic, rBSt, lactose free, and gluten free claims and new flavor labeling examples for cheese are explained.

× Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling
Oct 15-16, 2019

IDFA is pleased to present its Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling webinar. This training opportunity will provide you and your staff with the essential information you need to produce compliant and effective labels for your products. It will also provide important details on FDA’s new regulations revising the nutrition facts label and food serving sizes. It is divided into two sessions, “Labeling 101 and Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard” and “New Nutrition Labeling Regulations and Claims”.

Dairy company staff must know the specific requirements of labeling dairy foods to avoid the waste and possible regulatory enforcement actions that result from mislabeling. Labeling claims also create new opportunities to market your products and drive sales.

Labeling 101 and Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard
This session will give you a general overview of dairy labeling regulations. It will provide the history and jurisdiction for labeling regulations; requirements for the statement of identity, including flavor labeling and net quantity of contents statements; and ingredient declarations, including allergens and other labeling terms, such as Grade A, Kosher, and the Real Seal. The details that you need to know about USDA’s new Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard will be addressed.

New Nutrition Labeling Regulations and Claims
This session will cover what you need to know about FDA’s new nutrition labeling regulations that take effect January 1, 2020, including various nutrition facts formats, new dual column labeling, and revisions to the required and voluntary nutrients. We will explain the changes for declaring added sugars and dietary fiber. We will also review how to determine revised serving sizes for ice cream, yogurt and some beverages. In addition, you will learn about marketing claims that include nutrient content claims such as reduced sugar, lower sodium and high protein, along with lactose free, gluten free and natural.

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  • Milk, Yogurt & Cultured Products Labeling Manual
    Milk, Yogurt & Cultured Products Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

    The deadline for complying with The Food Drug Administration (FDA) new regulations for Nutrition Facts labels and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages is fast approaching as manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales must switch to the new label by January 1, 2020 and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have until January 1, 2021.

    To assist the dairy industry with understanding the details of these complex labeling changes IDFA has undertaken a comprehensive update to the Milk, Yogurt & Cultured Dairy Products labeling manual that reflect the new labeling requirements. The updated manual includes product specific examples and references to help you understand details of each of these new regulations and which changes impact dairy product labeling... MORE

    Price for Members - $495.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $695.00
    Price for Government and Academia - $250.00 (please contact store@idfa.org to receive the discounted rate)

    You must log into our website at the top of the page to either view or purchase this manual.

    Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Labeling Manual
    Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

    The deadline for complying with The Food Drug Administration (FDA) new regulations for Nutrition Facts labels and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages is fast approaching as manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales must switch to the new label by January 1, 2020 and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have until January 1, 2021.

    To assist the dairy industry with understanding the details of these complex labeling changes IDFA has undertaken a comprehensive update to the Ice Cream and Frozen Desserts labeling manual that reflect the new labeling requirements. The updated manual includes product specific examples and references to help you understand details of each of these new regulations and which changes impact dairy product labeling.... MORE

    Price for Members - $495.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $695.00
    Price for Government and Academia - $250.00 (please contact store@idfa.org to receive the discounted rate)

    You must log into our website at the top of the page to either view or purchase this manual.

    Cheese Labeling Manual
    Cheese Labeling Manual (2019 Edition)

    The deadline for complying with The Food Drug Administration (FDA) new regulations for Nutrition Facts labels and revised serving sizes for packaged foods and beverages is fast approaching as manufacturers with $10 million or more in annual sales must switch to the new label by January 1, 2020 and manufacturers with less than $10 million in annual food sales have until January 1, 2021.

    To assist the dairy industry with understanding the details of these complex labeling changes IDFA has undertaken a comprehensive update to the Cheese labeling manual that reflect the new labeling requirements. The updated manual includes product specific examples and references to help you understand details of each of these new regulations and which changes impact dairy product labeling.... MORE

    Price for Members - $495.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $695.00
    Price for Government and Academia - $250.00 (please contact store@idfa.org to receive the discounted rate)

    You must log into our website at the top of the page to either view or purchase this manual.

    Guide to FDA Inspections & Preparing For A Recall
    Guide to FDA Inspections & Preparing For A Recall

    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is on the verge of a monumental shift in how dairy plant inspections will be carried out, thanks to the implementation of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA). IDFA's newly revised “Guide to FDA Inspections & Preparing For A Recall” has been updated to provide companies with the guidance and information they need to help prepare for this new era of inspections and to develop effective plans for recalls. This is a "must read" in today's sometimes confrontational regulatory atmosphere.

    Price for Members - $225.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $325.00

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    Allergen Guidelines and Best Industry Practices
    Allergen Guidelines and Best Industry Practices

    Are your allergen labels up to date and in compliance? How do you guard against allergen cross-contact in your plants? IDFA's newly revised Allergens Guidelines and Best Industry Practices for the dairy industry answers these questions and many more related to allergen labeling and in-plant management.

    A practical guide to managing allergens, the manual discusses how to set up an allergen-awareness program in plants and includes examples of best practices that will reduce the possibility of cross-contact. One updated section takes an in-depth look at the federal allergen labeling requirements that were mandated by the 2004 Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act and went into full effect in 2006. Another new section reviews the voluntary use of food allergy icons that can provide easily recognizable symbols in manufacturing plants and warehouses.

    Price for Members - $80.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $100.00

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    EPA Inspection Manual
    EPA Inspection Manual

    This manual addresses these regulations: Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, Toxic Substances Control Act, and Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act.

    Price for Members - $155.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $210.00

    You must log into our website at the top of the page to either view or purchase this manual.

    OSHA Inspection Manual
    OSHA Inspection Manual

    This manual will assist dairy operations personnel in maintaining compliance with the U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and preparing for an OSHA inspection. This important resource will help you maintain a safe plant environment and reduce costly citations.

    Price for Members - $155.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $210.00

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    Innovations in Gene Editing and Novel Applications in Food
    Innovations in Gene Editing and Novel Applications in Food
    October 31, 2019

    Recent innovations in gene editing technologies are paving the way for novel applications in food and dairy. During this webinar, experts will explain advances in gene editing technology and how it is being utilized to develop novel food applications in enzymes, plants and animals.

    Speaker:
    Patrick Derkx, Ph.D., Vice President, R&D Discovery, Chr. Hansen A/S
    Bernice Slutsky, Ph.D., Senior Vice President for Innovation, American Seed Trade Association
    Clint Nesbitt, Ph.D., Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs, Food & Agriculture, Biotechnology Innovation Organization

    The webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    IDFA Membership Briefing
    IDFA Membership Briefing
    October 30, 2019

    Membership briefings are scheduled three times a year to provide updates on issues that are, or will be, affecting your business. IDFA’s subject matter experts and member services staff outline timely issues, their impact on dairy companies, IDFA’s action steps and ways members can participate in shaping the outcome.

    The briefing will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Instrumentation for Measurement of Fluid Dairy Samples – Something Old and Something New
    Instrumentation for Measurement of Fluid Dairy Samples – Something Old and Something New
    October 23, 2019

    Instruments designed for the compositional analysis of fluid dairy products - specifically milk, cream, whey and condensed/membrane filtered derivatives of milk and whey - have centered on the use of vibrational spectroscopy. Analyzers using optical filters were the first instruments available to industry for compositional analysis of milk for fat, protein, and lactose. Later, FT-IR analyzers were developed to measure the same components, using the same signals as optical filter technology. Bulletin of the IDF N° 497 2019: Applications of Near Infrared Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk products introduces the pending extension of ISO 21543 / IDF 201, first released in 2006, to include measurement of milk and other fluid dairy samples using Near Infrared Spectrometry. In this presentation we will present a high-level overview of the instrument design elements required to achieve the expected accuracy and repeatability for the dairy industry.

    Speaker:
    Dean Roberts, Director of Market Development, Bruker Optics-Applied Spectroscopy

    The webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling
    Introduction to Dairy Product Labeling
    Oct 15-16, 2019

    This two-session training opportunity will provide you with the essential information you need to produce compliant and effective labels for your products. It will also provide important details on FDA’s new regulations revising the nutrition facts label and food serving sizes.... MORE

    Speakers:
    Cary Frye, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, IDFA
    Danielle Quist, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel, IDFA
    Michelle Albee Matto, Principal, AM Food & Nutrition

    Price for Members - $495.00
    Price for Nonmembers - $595.00

    You must log into our website at the top of the page to either view or purchase this webinar.

    Cream of the Crop: Will Your Machines Measure Up for Manufacturing Flexibility?
    Cream of the Crop: Will Your Machines Measure Up for Manufacturing Flexibility?
    September 17, 2019

    As dairy producers responding to new technologies and rapidly-evolving consumer demand, offering a range of products in smaller batches and in various sizes means a focus on flexible manufacturing practices is critical to maintaining your competitive advantage. Achieving this requires smarter machines, capable of capturing accurate batch data and production metrics, and supporting rapid changeover to minimize downtime, with cleanability as an imperative. Join us for this webinar to learn how the right equipment can help you optimize your production to keep up with an ever-changing landscape.
    Speakers:
    Mike Collins, Business Development Leader - Dairy Segment, Pneumatic Scale Angelus
    Jean-Pierre Orenge, Business Development Leader - with Hema-PSA, Pneumatic Scale Angelus

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Pathogen Environmental Monitoring and Control: The Road to Success
    Pathogen Environmental Monitoring and Control: The Road to Success
    July 16, 2019

    IDFA and leading experts in the field to discuss the legal and regulatory ramifications and the “how-to’s” of putting together an effective environmental monitoring and control program to help protect your customers and brand.
    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Fawell, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Peter Taormina, Ph.D., President, Etna Consulting
    Edith Wilkin, Vice President and Fellow of Food Safety, Leprino Foods Company

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    IDFA Membership Briefing
    IDFA Membership Briefing
    June 26, 2019

    Membership briefings are scheduled three times a year to provide updates on issues that are, or will be, affecting your business. IDFA’s subject matter experts and member services staff outline timely issues, their impact on dairy companies, IDFA’s action steps and ways members can participate in shaping the outcome.

    The briefing will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    PFAS
    Update on Per-and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS)
    June 19, 2019

    Media stories of late have reported on various levels of “forever chemicals” found in food, from drinking water to chocolate cake and some dairy products. To enhance understanding and guard against misinformation within our industry and with the general public, IDFA has organized a webinar regarding per-and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and dairy.
    Speakers:
    Lisa Campe, Senior Principal, Woodward & Curran
    Danielle Quist, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel, IDFA
    Dr. Paul South, Director, Division of Plant Products and Beverages, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    A Winning Growth Formula for Dairy: Perspectives from McKinsey & Company
    A Winning Growth Formula for Dairy: Perspectives from McKinsey & Company
    April 8, 2019

    Groundbreaking research, conducted by McKinsey & Company in collaboration with IDFA, provides a new perspective on the steps dairy leaders can take to capture future growth in domestic and international markets. The research provides an in-depth look at the dairy industry’s evolution around the world, the differences among markets, and evolving consumer tastes.
    Speakers:
    Christina Adams, Associate Partner, McKinsey & Company
    Miguel Ramirez, Specialist Consultant, McKinsey & Company

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – What Dairy Needs to Know
    National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – What Dairy Needs to Know
    March 12, 2019

    USDA recently finalized the National Bioengineered (BE) Food Disclosure Standard, requiring food manufacturers and retailers to include mandatory, uniform disclosure for certain BE foods and BE food ingredients on food labels. IDFA, joined by Hogan Lovells, will explain what the final rule means for dairy products and provide guidance to members on how to comply with the rule.
    Speaker:
    Cary Frye, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, IDFA
    Danielle Quist, Senior Director, Regulatory Affairs and Counsel, IDFA
    Veronica Colas, Senior Associate, Hogan Lovells US LLP

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    2018 Midterm Webinar: Dairy Outlook for New Congress
    2018 Midterm Webinar: Dairy Outlook for New Congress
    December 11, 2018

    Members of IDFA’s legislative advocacy team give a preview of the new Congress and the outlook for dairy policy issues on Capitol Hill. During this webinar, IDFA’s legislative experts identify new and returning Members of Congress who could affect our policy priorities, and explore the dairy policy issues that key House and Senate committees may consider next year.
    Speakers:
    Michael Dykes, President and CEO, IDFA
    J. Dave Carlin, Senior Vice President, Legislative Affairs and Economic Policy, IDFA
    Tony Eberhard, Vice President, Legislative Affairs, IDFA
    Beth Hughes, Senior Director of International Affairs, IDFA
    Colin Newman, Manager, Legislative Affairs & Political Programs, IDFA
    Donald Grady, Manager, Legislative Affairs, IDFA

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Blockchain: Tracking the Future
    Blockchain: Tracking the Future
    Aug 07, 2018

    Blockchain is the ultimate tool for tracking everything from financial transactions to food production. Learn how you can apply it to your operations to increase transparency for your customers, boost efficiency and strengthen food safety at every level.
    Speaker:
    Frank Yiannas, Vice President – Food Safety, Walmart

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Tax Reform and Your P&L
    Tax Reform and Your P&L
    Jul 10, 2018

    How do recent changes in the U.S. tax code impact the dairy industry? Learn more about the effect of the tax plan on your operations and the business of your customers, better understand the new Section 199A fix and final ruling, and gain insight into the potential capital expenditure benefits under the new plan.
    Speaker:
    Paul Neiffer, Principal and Lead on Agribusiness, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    FDA's New Guidance on FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule
    FDA's New Guidance on FSMA Intentional Adulteration Rule
    Jul 12, 2018

    FDA recently released guidance to protect the food supply from intentional sabotage. As the first compliance date draws near—July 2019—it is critical to fully understand the FDA’s thinking so that you can properly plan and allocate resources. Listen in as IDFA and Hogan Lovells help review the guidance and its impact.
    Speakers:
    John Allan, Vice President, Regulatory Affairs and International Standards, IDFA
    Elizabeth Fawell, Partner, Hogan Lovells

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    FSMA Rule on Intentional Adulteration
    FSMA Rule on Intentional Adulteration
    June 23, 2016

    Learn how the Mitigation Strategies to Protect Food Against Intentional Adulteration rule, also known as the Food Defense rule, could affect the way your business operates. Topics addressed will be how companies can create and implement a written food defense plan for their facilities, and how companies that have already developed food defense plans can update them to ensure they are compliant with the new regulation.
    Speakers:
    Joe Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Ryan Newkirk, Policy Analyst, Food Defense and Emergency Coordination Staff, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule
    Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food Rule
    May 11, 2016

    Learn how the Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food rule could affect the way your business operates. Topics addressed will be how to ensure that vehicles and equipment are in an appropriate sanitary condition and that foods are maintained under adequate temperature control, as well as practices for cleaning and sanitizing equipment between loads.
    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Fawell, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Michael Kashtock, Ph.D., Consumer Safety Officer, Division of Plant and Dairy Food Safety, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    FDA Preventive Controls Final Rules: What’s New and How they Will Impact Your Business
    FDA Preventive Controls Final Rules: What’s New and How they Will Impact Your Business
    September 24, 2015

    With little more than a year until the major provisions of the FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) begin to be enforced for large and mid-sized companies, this webinar will help ensure that facilities and suppliers will be prepared when the compliance enforcement starts in the fall of 2016. Hear directly from FDA officials about these rules and from top food law attorneys who will provide insight into the significant impact these rules will have on the dairy food industry.
    Speakers:
    Elizabeth Fawell, Counsel, Hogan Lovells US LLP
    Joe Levitt, Partner, Hogan Lovells
    Jenny Scott, Senior Scientific Advisor, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
    Jenna Murphy, Consumer Safety Officer, Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Building an Effective Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for Dairy Plants
    Building an Effective Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for Dairy Plants
    April 13, 2015

    Learn from a renowned food microbiologist how to ensure your plant has a robust and effective environmental monitoring program in place that meets your needs, as well as the likely requirements in the FDA’s final hazard analysis and preventive control regulations due to be released in the summer of 2015.
    Speaker:
    Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., D.V.M., Professor, Cornell University, Department of Food Science

    This webinar will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.
    President’s Address: Leading Dairy Forward
    President’s Address: Leading Dairy Forward
    January 21, 2019

    Could a successful future for dairy really hinge on the relationships we forge and the collaborative efforts we undertake on joint causes and concerns? The answer for Michael Dykes is a resounding “Yes.” One strong example: The industry’s collaboration on the farm bill proved to be just what Congress needed to see for dairy to gain what it wanted. IDFA and others are working collaboratively and constructively with the administration and agencies to move the needle in the right direction on school milk, trade, standards of identity and labeling, food safety and more important issues for dairy. In this session, Dykes will outline the industry’s many successes and explore new ways we can work together to lead dairy forward.
    Speaker:
    Michael Dykes, D.V.M., President and CEO, IDFA

    This video will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    Women Leading Forward
    Women Leading Forward
    January 21, 2019

    The sea of faces at Dairy Forum tells the story of how few women currently hold top leadership positions in the dairy industry. But the tide is slowly turning, according to a panel of distinguished women leaders who will share their unique stories and ideas for encouraging more women to follow in their footsteps. We’ll learn about the challenges they faced, the drive and determination they have, and the mentors and opportunities that helped to shape their careers and their many contributions to the dairy industry.
    Moderator:
    Cary Frye, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs, IDFA
    Panelists:
    Miriam Erickson Brown, President and CEO, Anderson Erickson Dairy Company
    Beth Ford, President and Chief Executive Officer, Land O'Lakes, Inc.
    Barbara P. Glenn, Ph.D., Chief Executive Officer, National Association of State Departments of Agriculture
    Marilyn Hershey, Owner Operator, Ar-Joy Farms LLC and Chair Women, Dairy Management Inc.
    Patricia D. Stroup, Global Vice President and Head of Commodities, Nestlé

    This video will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.
    Morning Consult – IDFA National Tracking Poll on Fluid Milk Preferences
    Morning Consult – IDFA National Tracking Poll on Fluid Milk Preferences
    Morning Consult - August 2019

    IDFA partnered with Morning Consult to conduct a national tracking poll of 2,200 Americans to better understand consumer preferences for fluid milk and related beverages. Morning Consult is a highly regarded national survey firm that publishes a series of influential newsletters and survey products on public policy issues. This poll was conducted from August 16-18, 2019. The interviews were conducted online. This information is helpful for education related to a host of nutrition policies, including Child Nutrition Reauthorization, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and others. This poll was conducted from August 16-18, 2019. The interviews were conducted online.

    This information will be available to IDFA Members, once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    The Evolving Perspectives and Strategies of Dairy Executives
    The Evolving Perspectives and Strategies of Dairy Executives
    McKinsey & Company - July 2019

    A study by McKinsey & Company in partnership with IDFA finds declining domestic dairy consumption and changing consumer preferences prompting U.S. dairy producers to move into exports and nondairy alternatives. McKinsey conducted a survey of 56 U.S. dairy CEOs in the fourth quarters of 2015 and 2018, and those results were augmented with 30 in-depth interviews. The results are detailed in McKinsey's recent paper, “The evolving perspectives and strategies of dairy rxecutives.”

    This information will be available to you once you have logged in at the top of the page.

    A Winning Growth Formula for Dairy
    A Winning Growth Formula for Dairy
    McKinsey & Company - February 2019

    Modest growth forecasts, shifting consumer tastes, and increased competition at home will force executives to look to a new model for growth domestically, and beyond their borders, for more attractive opportunities.

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    While Reducing Print Costs and Downtime, Baker Cheese Meets Consumer Expectations with Consistent and Exceptional Code Dates
    Case Study: While Reducing Print Costs and Downtime, Baker Cheese Meets Consumer Expectations with Consistent and Exceptional Code Dates
    Hitachi America, Ltd. - October 26, 2018

    Baker Cheese needed to reduce downtime and increase print consistency in order to meet consumer expectations. After two weeks of head-to-head trials, they selected Hitachi RX Series Continuous Inkjet Printers as the clear winner. The result was an immediate improvement in uptime, decreased print costs, reliable and consistent code dates allowing Baker Cheese to continue as one of America’s favorite string cheese producers.

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    National Ice Cream Survey
    National Ice Cream Survey
    Research America - June 2017

    In 2017, Research America conducted the latest IDFA National Ice Cream Survey of ice cream processors and retailers (scoop shops) to provide a national read on flavors and industry trends. Research American contacted IDFA members and the National Ice Cream Retailers Association via email to participate in the web survey. Surveys were completed in June 2017. While IDFA has released some of this data previously, the full results analysis is now available.

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    Case Study: TruFood Experiences 80% Reduction in Accidents
    Case Study: TruFood Experiences 80% Reduction in Accidents
    Alchemy - September 2015

    Alchemy programs helped TruFood, a producer of energy bars, reduce accidents, lower employee turnover, address skill gaps, and fill specialized positions.

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    Case Study: Maple Leaf Foods Builds Strong, Cohesive Culture Across 21 Plants
    Case Study: Maple Leaf Foods Builds Strong, Cohesive Culture Across 21 Plants
    Alchemy - January 2015

    Maple Leaf Foods, Canada's leading packaged meats company, worked with Alchemy to implement company-specific programs to build a strong food safety culture.

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