The International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) said it consolidated the governance structure of its constituent organizations — the Milk Industry Foundation, the National Cheese Institute and the International Ice Cream Association — under one central organization, IDFA. As of Jan. 1, IDFA is operating under one set of bylaws and financial reporting requirements, as well as one budget, and the constituent organizations no longer exist.
“As the preeminent advocacy and membership-driven organization supporting the dairy foods business, the International Dairy Foods Association has worked for the last 30-plus years to advance and protect our industry, while acting as a trusted advocate for our members’ regulatory, legislative and communications needs,” said Michael Dykes, D.V.M., president and CEO of Washington, D.C.-based IDFA. “Like our industry, however, the needs of dairy processing companies and suppliers are changing and growing. As our industry and the needs of our members evolve, so must IDFA.