Washington, D.C.-Publix Super Markets Inc., Davisco Foods International Inc., and Kemps LLC, were named the 2007 recipients of the IDFA GRAND Pioneer Awards at the association’s board of directors’ meeting last month in Dana Point, Calif. The Grand recognition program honors three member companies-one each from the Milk Industry Foundation, National Cheese Institute and the International Ice Cream Association-for their political involvement activities on priority dairy issues. ”It’s important that IDFA members get the recognition they deserve for their efforts on behalf of the industry,” said Chip Kunde, IDFA senior v.p., “and the GRAND Pioneer Awards are an excellent way to highlight their involvement.”

IDFA’s Grass Roots Action Network for Dairy (GRAND) program helps member companies to learn about priority dairy issues and build relationships with their legislators.