IDFA Applauds House Introduction of Dairy Nutrition Incentives Program Act of 2023

The 2020-2025 Dietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA) highlights that 90% of Americans do not consume enough milk and other nutritious dairy products.Bipartisan legislation introduced in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate seeks to address this significant gap by increasing access to nutritious dairy products like milk, cheese, yogurt and other cultured dairy products among participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP.

IDFA Adds Mariah MacKenzie to Communications Team

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) has named Mariah MacKenzie communications coordinator within the communications department. MacKenzie will manage content across IDFA’s social media platforms, publications, and communications products. She will report to Andrew Jerome, associate vice president, communications.

IDFA Welcomes 30 Dairy Industry Leaders Into NextGen Leadership Program Cohort 5

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) today announced that 30 emerging leaders of the dairy industry have been accepted into the fifth cohort of the NextGen Leadership Program, a signature program of IDFA’s People Strategy. The group of emerging leaders was selected based on their experience and scope of responsibility within their organizations. They have been identified by their nominating companies as tomorrow’s dairy industry leaders.

IDFA Comments on the FDA’s Draft Guidance on the ‘Labeling of Plant-Based Milk Alternatives and Voluntary Nutrient Statements

The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) submitted comments to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in support of the agency’s position that consumers need additional clarity on the labels of plant-based “milk” alternatives, such as “soy milk” and “almond milk,” to more easily discern when these beverages are nutritionally different from milk.

IDFA Applauds U.S. Government Action at Dispute Hearings to Resolve Canadian TRQ Administration Issues

The governments of the United States and Canada yesterday concluded an oral hearing on the dispute between the two countries related to Canada’s unwillingness to administer dairy tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) in compliance with the country’s obligations under the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA). IDFA Vice President of Trade Policy and International Affairs Becky Rasdall issued the following quote applauding the work of the U.S. Trade Representative to bring Canada into compliance with USMCA: