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Tipton Accepts Business-Government Relations Award

The Bryce Harlow Foundation honored Connie Tipton, IDFA president and CEO, with its 2014 Business-Government Relations Award for her “significant contributions to the advocacy profession through a lifelong career as an exemplary role model.” The foundation promotes the highest standards within the profession of lobbying and government relations.

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Cary Frye Elected to Chair U.S. National Committee of IDF

Cary Frye, IDFA vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs, was elected chairman of the U.S. National Committee of the International Dairy Federation during the group’s spring meeting last week. Shawna Morris of the National Milk Producers Federation was elected vice chair, and Matt Mathison of the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board was re-elected for another term as treasurer.

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Citing Flaws, IDFA Urges FDA to Withdraw Guidance on Clinical Trials

In comments submitted last week, IDFA urged the Food and Drug Administration to withdraw its final guidance on clinical research studies involving foods. The guidance currently requires studies involving conventional foods to comply with onerous investigational new drug (IND) requirements.

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Vermont Senate Passes GMO Labeling Bill Armed with Legal Defense Fund

The Vermont Senate voted today to pass a new law requiring labeling for foods that contain ingredients produced with genetic engineering or genetically modified ingredients (GMOs). If enacted, the law would be the first in the nation to require GMO labeling without any contingencies or similar legislation by adjoining states.

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Proposed Changes to OSHA Safety Standard Not Necessary, IDFA Says

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration issued last December a request for information (RFI) that signaled the agency’s intent to make major changes to its Process Safety Management (PMS) standard for manufacturing facilities. In comments filed last week, IDFA questioned the need for the suggested changes, saying they would add new burdens...

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