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IDFA Scientific VP Joseph Scimeca to Retire

March 14, 2023
International Dairy Foods Association searching for new vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs.

Joseph Scimeca will retire this summer as senior vice president of regulatory and scientific affairs for the International Dairy Foods Assn. IDFA has begun a national search for his successor.

Scimeca has nearly four decades of experience in the food industry. He joined IDFA in 2020 after 16 years with Cargill Inc., the last as the company’s vice president of global regulatory and scientific affairs. He also held leadership positions with Kraft Foods Inc., Pillsbury Co. and General Mills.

For three years, Scimeca led IDFA’s Scientific & Regulatory Affairs team in providing guidance and consultation to IDFA members in the areas of food safety, food defense, federal standards of identity, labeling, nutrition policy, sustainability and environmental and worker safety.

For information on how to apply for the job, see the IDFA Careers page.

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Dave Fusaro has served as editor in chief of Food Processing magazine since 2003. Dave has 30 years experience in food & beverage industry journalism and has won several national ASBPE writing awards for his Food Processing stories. Dave has been interviewed on CNN, quoted in national newspapers and he authored a 200-page market research report on the milk industry. Formerly an award-winning newspaper reporter who specialized in business writing, he holds a BA in journalism from Marquette University. Prior to joining Food Processing, Dave was Editor-In-Chief of Dairy Foods and was Managing Editor of Prepared Foods.

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