(Washington, D.C. – August 19, 2015) The search for innovative solutions is often the driving force for dairy leaders who attend the International Dairy Show. In fact, a quarter of the attendees responding to the 2013 post-show survey stated that they expect to realize anywhere between $100,000 to more than $1 million in profits and cost savings directly from a solution they found at the Dairy Show.  

What will the best innovative solutions be this year?

IDFA and Dairy Foods magazine have announced the 21 finalists for the third IDFA Innovations Awards. Each of the finalists exemplifies substantial achievements in performance, significant advancement in a technology or its application, innovative design or considerable cost savings. A team of industry experts and IDFA staff will judge the finalists before the show and select one winner in each of the following categories: Food Safety, Ingredient/Flavoring/Seasoning, Packaging, Processing and Sustainability.

Dairy Show attendees, Dairy Foods readers and others also can vote for their favorite overall innovation in the Attendee Choice Award category. The voting is open now online and will close at noon on September 17 at the show. This winner will represent what the voters believe has been the greatest achievement in price, performance or a significant advancement in a technology, application or innovative design since the 2013 show.

All award winners will be announced at the end of the Dairy Show, which will run September 15-18 at McCormick Place in Chicago. In addition, award winners will be featured in a future edition of Dairy Foods.

"The Innovations Awards offer a great way to bring attention and acclaim to the new products and services revolutionizing the dairy industry," said Robin Cornelison, IDFA trade show director. “The Attendee Choice Award is the industry’s way of recognizing and thanking those who make growth in dairy possible.”

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