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Latest International Dairy Foods Association Stories

2011-01-07 15:03:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association commends the announcement yesterday by the U.S. Department of Transportation of a concept document that details a U.S.-Mexico cross-border, long-haul trucking program to address safety concerns and U.S. compliance with trade obligations to Mexico. The proposal is a first step in solving a longstanding dispute that has resulted in Mexico levying tariffs on U.S. exports, including many cheeses....

2010-11-12 12:33:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 12, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association urges continued negotiations between the United States and South Korea to reach agreement on an expansive free-trade agreement with South Korea. President Obama and South Korean President Lee Myung-bak announced earlier this week that, after intense negotiations leading up to the Group of 20 summit, more negotiations were needed before a deal could be reached. IDFA considers this agreement...

2010-08-05 17:37:00

WASHINGTON, Aug. 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --The International Dairy Foods Association applauded the leadership of Chairman Blanche Lincoln (D-AR), U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on the passage of child nutrition legislation that strengthens federal feeding programs. The federal child nutrition programs include the National School Lunch Program, School Breakfast Program, Special Supplemental Program for Women Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult...

2010-06-16 12:32:00

President and CEO says plan will limit industry growth and decrease demand for dairy ingredients WASHINGTON, June 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During her opening remarks today at the International Dairy Foods Association's Washington Conference, IDFA's president and CEO blasted recent proposals that would create a government-mandated system to limit the supply of milk produced by dairy farms. A "supply-management" proposal was recently introduced in the House of Representatives and a...

2010-06-10 16:47:00

Statement by Connie Tipton, President and CEO of the International Dairy Foods Association WASHINGTON, June 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "On behalf of the members of the International Dairy Foods Association, I commend the board of directors of the National Milk Producers Federation for its commitment to long-term dairy policy change as outlined in its 'Foundation for the Future' plan approved yesterday. Many of the elements of the plan are forward-looking and recognize the need to...

2010-06-02 17:07:00

IDFA Applauds EPA for Common Sense Approach WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association has learned that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will not require milk silos, tanks and other equipment to comply with the Spill Prevention, Control and Countermeasure Rule (SPCC) when the rule's obligations go into effect in November. It is expected that EPA will issue a final rule giving a permanent exemption to milk storage tanks up to 1 million...

2010-05-11 17:33:00

WASHINGTON, May 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association issued the following statement by Connie Tipton, president and CEO, regarding today's Report to the President by the White House Task Force on Childhood Obesity: "On behalf of our member companies, I want to applaud First Lady Michelle Obama and the Obama Administration for its integrated approach to solving the problem of childhood obesity within a generation. The dairy industry is committed to...

2010-04-01 18:02:00

WASHINGTON, April 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association applauds Representative Joe Courtney (D-CT), co-chair of the U.S. House Dairy Caucus, for introducing last week the Healthy Milk and Dairy Choices in Schools Act of 2010. The bill would require milk served in school lunches to be consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, which recommends lowfat and nonfat varieties. This provision has been broadly proposed and supported by a variety...

2010-03-25 11:42:00

WASHINGTON, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Dairy Foods Association applauded Chairman Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark., U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry, on the breadth and scope of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. The bipartisan bill strengthens federal child nutrition programs* by requiring that science-based nutrition standards apply to all food and beverages in schools and by increasing the funding available to provide healthy school...

2009-11-16 10:42:00

Other Requests: Harmonize Regulations and Avoid Duplicate Fees WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Although unpasteurized, or raw, milk products pose a significant food safety hazard, facilities producing these products are not covered by any of the food safety regulations proposed so far this year by Congress. These facilities also remain exempt from existing regulations enforced by all states, which are know as the Pasteurized Milk Ordinance (PMO), that set the standard for...