IDFA Association News


What is the future of product labeling? Find out at ProFood Tech

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

The ProFood Tech conference program will feature a panel of executives from The Hershey Company, Peapod and The Kraft Heinz Company who will share insights regarding on-pack labeling, digital disclosure systems and other major changes ahead for food companies. "ProFood Tech has gathered some of the most influential voices in the industry to define the current landscape and help attendees apply new insights for marketplace and professional success," said Cary Frye, IDFA vice president for regulatory and scientific affairs. ProFood Tech will be held April 4-6 in Chicago.


Innova to divulge exclusive insight at ProFood Tech conference

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 27, 2017

Innova Market Insights will disclose its closely held research on consumer trends, market analysis, packaging and new product development in the food and beverage sector to attendees at the ProFood Tech conference on April 4 in Chicago. In the session, Innova will introduce what it considers the biggest food and beverage drivers in the year ahead. Product protein content and playful packages promise to be part of the discussion. This session is one of many that will share new research with attendees at ProFood Tech, April 4-6. Have you registered yet?


ProFood Tech conference to reveal breakthrough research

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

ProFood Tech's dynamic conference program led by IDFA will offer more than 40 program sessions including research and keynote discussions highlighting product reformulation, breakthrough innovations, the underlying reasons surrounding fierce consumer dedication and more. Have you registered yet?


Visit IDFA members exhibiting at ProFood Tech

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 24, 2017

In addition to their year-round support of IDFA and the dairy industry, many IDFA Gold Business Partners and Business Partners are set to exhibit at the inaugural ProFood Tech trade show April 4-6 in Chicago. Their exhibits will showcase many innovations bringing success to companies across the food and beverage industry. See exhibitors.


New Dairy Facts edition now available from IDFA

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 20, 2017

For the 23rd consecutive year, total US production of natural cheese set a record high in 2015. Also, total US per capita consumption of ice cream and frozen dairy desserts in 2015 was 2.8% higher than in the previous year. These are just two of the many trends in consumer preferences, farm production, product manufacturing and government regulations covered in the Dairy Facts 2016 edition. Produced by IDFA, the book includes data on fluid milk, cultured dairy products, cheese and ice cream and frozen desserts. For more information and to purchase, visit the IDFA online bookstore.


Earn qualifications, expand expertise in ProFood Tech workshops

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 08, 2017

ProFood Tech, a new trade show and conference that will focus on processing technologies and innovations for the food and beverage industry, will make its debut April 4-6 in Chicago. To help attendees make the most of their trip, IDFA is kicking off its conference program with three pre-conference workshops, starting on April 2. Learn more.


ProFood Tech food safety series to target listeria

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 06, 2017

The hunt for Listeria monocytogenes is well underway throughout the food industry, and new technology is giving regulators new pathways to its detection and prevention. How are the regulatory policy and climate shifting with these major changes? The ProFood Tech conference program, led by IDFA, will feature sessions devoted to the fight against Listeria monocytogenes, including a two-part session on whole genome sequencing. ProFood Tech, which will be held April 4-6 in Chicago, will offer more than 50 educational sessions and three pre-conference workshops on food safety. Have you registered yet?


Protect your brand with recall readiness prep, practice

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 03, 2017

Rolling out a new product or launching a brand campaign takes months of planning, testing, refining and evaluating before consumers hear one promotional word or glimpse the new product. Shouldn't protecting the reputation of your brand and your company get equal attention? Register now for IDFA's recall readiness workshop, April 3 in Chicago. It will cover your company's rights and responsibilities, strategies for limiting liability and ways to manage customer and consumer expectations.


IDFA seeks stellar students for summer internship

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 01, 2017

The IDFA summer internship program will offer one undergraduate student a first-hand view of the association's efforts on dairy policy with lawmakers on Capitol Hill and federal officials in regulatory agencies. The selected candidate will work in IDFA's office in Washington, D.C., to participate in the organization's efforts to build relationships with the new administration and new Congress, as well as efforts on the upcoming farm bill, the school lunch program, trade policy, the Nutrition Facts label and GMO disclosure standard. The deadline for applications is March 15.


Dykes captures listening-and-learning tour in Twitter Moment

IDFA SmartBrief | Mar 01, 2017

Michael Dykes, D.V.M., IDFA president and CEO, is continuing his nationwide listening-and-learning tour, visiting IDFA members and their state-of-the-art operations. A new Twitter Moment showcasing the faces and places of IDFA member companies is now live from @michaeldykesdc, and represents an up-to-date chronicle of the more than 20 visits he's conducted among members. The feature will be updated with photos and messages from additional trips in the coming weeks.




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