IDFA Association News
Register now to interact with key decision-makers and regulators
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 24, 2015
IDFA's Regulatory RoundUP, taking place June 16-17 in Washington, D.C., gives dairy industry professionals the unique opportunity to interact face-to-face with federal regulators. Sign up now to better understand the intent behind federal regulations, the parameters for compliance and how best to engage in the process to shape pending regulations.
Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference tours: Ecolab and Delkor
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 22, 2015
Two of IDFA's Gold Business Partners, Ecolab and Delkor, will open their doors for tours on May 20 to attendees of the Milk and Cultured Dairy Conference in Minneapolis. Dairy processors will learn more about exciting new technologies, equipment and services offered by each operation. Learn more.
Bring your voice to Washington for IDFA's legislative "fly-in"
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 20, 2015
Registration is open for IDFA's 2015 Advocacy Days (formerly the Washington Conference), the industry's legislative fly-in, on June 17-18 in Washington, D.C. Executives from IDFA member companies will attend face-to-face meetings with congressional leaders and staff to address key dairy policy issues and pending legislation.
Deadline: Special hotel rate for accounting and finance workshop
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 17, 2015
Start smart on the path to success in dairy accounting and finance by signing up for IDFA's workshop, designed for those who want to further their careers by improving the corporate bottom line. Presented by Herbein + Company, the IDFA Dairy Accounting and Finance Workshop is scheduled for May 12-13 in Rosemont, Ill. Take advantage of IDFA’s special hotel rate by April 20. Learn more.
Looking for in-depth data on dairy?
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 15, 2015
U.S. dairy product export volumes reached a new high in 2013, and world wholesale dairy prices were among the highest on record. This combination led to the dollar value of U.S. dairy products exports growing by 31% to more than $6.7 billion, also a new record. These facts and more are available in IDFA's Dairy Facts 2014, a 100-page resource guide that includes key data on the sales, consumption and production of milk, cheese, cultured products and ice cream products. See more.
Fairlife CEO set to kick off Milk and Cultured Dairy Products Conference
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 13, 2015
IDFA's Milk & Cultured Dairy Products Conference, taking place May 19-20 in Minneapolis, will explore ingredients, processing technology, packaging and consumer issues that affect the sales and marketing of all milk and cultured products. Steve Jones, CEO of Fairlife, will kick off the conference with a discussion of his company's new reduced-fat, ultra-filtered milk, which aims to reverse the ongoing decline in milk consumption. His presentation, "New Frontiers in the Dairy Case," will cover innovation, technology and meeting consumer expectations. Read more.
EMPs provide early warning systems for listeria and salmonella
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 10, 2015
Eliminating the threat of listeria monocytogenes or salmonella contamination in a dairy plant is no easy task. Don't miss IDFA's webinar on developing an effective environmental monitoring program with Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., a renowned food microbiologist at Cornell University, on April 13 at 1 p.m. "It is critically important -- both for consumer safety and in the context of proposed food safety regulations -- that an effective EMP is in place," said John Allan, IDFA vice president. Register now.
New webinar to stress monitoring for environmental pathogens
IDFA SmartBrief | Apr 01, 2015
IDFA's webinar, "Building an Effective Pathogen Environmental Monitoring Program for Dairy Plants," will feature Martin Wiedmann, Ph.D., a professor at Cornell University and food safety expert. He will explain how companies can use environmental monitoring programs to meet the requirements of the Food and Drug Administration's final hazard analysis and preventive control regulations due to be released this summer. The webinar will be held April 13 from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Eastern time. Read more.
Engage with federal decision-makers at Regulatory RoundUP in June
IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 30, 2015
Did you know you can participate in discussions with federal officials before many dairy regulations are finalized? IDFA's Regulatory RoundUP, taking place June 16-17 in Washington, D.C., will offer interactive sessions on cybersecurity, labeling reform, the recommended revisions to the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, barriers to trade and much more. Register today and make your voice heard. Read more.