U.S. Cheesemakers Win Big at 2024 World Cheese Championships

The World Championship Cheese Contest awarded U.S. cheesemakers with an impressive 84 Best in Class finishes in Madison, Wisconsin – a stellar result for the United States. A total of 25 countries participated in this year’s competition, including Italy, the Netherlands and France.

Common Names Featured at World IP Organizations Event

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) sponsored an event at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Committee on Development and Intellectual Property (CDIP) in Geneva on the importance of common name protections.

U.S. Trade Representative Highlights Importance of Common Names Protection in Intellectual Property Report

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC) and National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) expressed their appreciation today for the U.S. Trade Representative’s (USTR) prioritization of the protection of common names in this year’s Special 301 Report. The organizations urged USTR to swiftly move forward with more assertive steps to preserve export access for food producers relying on common food and beverage terms.

Court of Appeals Extends Huge Victory for Worldwide Producers of “Gruyere”

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN), U.S. Dairy Export Council (USDEC), National Milk Producers Federation (NMPF) and a coalition of other dairy stakeholders prevailed in their ongoing battle to protect the right of producers to use generic names in the U.S. market.

Consortium for Common Food Names Selects Jeff Schwager as New Chair

The Consortium for Common Food Names (CCFN) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jeff Schwager as CCFN’s new Chairman. Schwager brings decades of experience in the food industry – most recently serving as CEO of Sartori from 2009-2022, where he led strategic development and oversaw day-to-day operations of the company.