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IPIA | Executive Director’s Corner – March 2017

May 2017 Jane McEwen

[avatar user=”janemcewen” size=”160″ align=”left”]Jane McEwen Executive Director of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] The winter/spring IPIA Board meeting was held this past February at the Hyatt Huntington Beach Resort in California where everyone got to see and enjoy first hand this lovely resort on the Pacific ocean, host site for out upcoming Centennial convention. As appropriate, the resort is elegantly [read more]

IPIA | Membership Committee – March 2017

May 2017 Sean Odom

[avatar user=”seanodom” size=”160″ align=”left”]Sean Odom Membership Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] How hard is it to become an IPIA member? Well… it depends on a few things such as how bad do you want to be one as a part of a group of Ice professionals that value food safety for their own businesses and the industry? [read more]

IPIA | Associate Member Report – March 2017

May 2017 Donald Hutton

[avatar user=”donaldhutton” size=”160″ align=”left”]Donald Hutton Associate Member Conference Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Spring has finally arrived! It has been a busy winter for a lot of suppliers with several regional conventions, board meetings and the PCQI trainings put on by the IPIA. It is great to see suppliers participating in the PCQI trainings, gaining valuable information for [read more]

IPIA | Chairman’s Message – March 2017

May 2017 Dann Ades

Our Common Interest! [avatar user=”dannades” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dann Ades Chairman of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] Spring has sprung! All the winter maintenance and projects will start to pay-off soon. As I travelled this year to the Regional association meetings, much talk was about FDA- FSMA, projects, maintenance and being ready for the summer season. We Ice guys understand the importance [read more]

IPIA | Public Affairs Committee – March 2017

May 2017 Dann Ades

[avatar user=”chrislamond” size=”160″ align=”left”]Chris Lamond Consultant for IPIA[/avatar] [avatar user=”dannades” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dan Ades Public Affairs Committee Chair[/avatar] How Will the Trump Administration’s View of Government Regulation Impact the IPIA? The title of this article poses a question that is critical to the success of the IPIA’s Public Affairs program. As you will recall from the last edition, I listed the [read more]

IPIA | Membership Committee – December 2016

January 2017 Sean Odom

[avatar user=”seanodom” size=”160″ align=”left”]Sean Odom Membership Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] An Association is only as strong as its membership! I think that the IPIA is a great resource for anyone in the ice business that wants to spend time and learn from some of the best in the business! I know that it has sure helped [read more]

FDA’s Food Safety Modernization Act: A Time to Act – December 2016

January 2017 Chris Dunn

[avatar user=”chrisdunn” size=”160″ align=”left”]Chris Dunn[/avatar] The Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) is a set of regulations signed into law in 2011. It is the biggest update to US Food Safety in 75 years! It is focused on three key areas: Prevention Increased surveillance (monitoring of your process) Better response (plans in place in case something bad happens) According to reports [read more]

IPIA | PIQCS Committee Report – December 2016

January 2017 David Bryant

[avatar user=”davidbryant” size=”160″ align=”left”]David Bryant PIQCS Committee Chair of the International Packaged Ice Association[/avatar] What a great honor it is for me to be elected to the IPIA Executive Board and to be Chair of the PIQCS Committee. I first would like to thank my committee for working with me this next year, a year of much work to be [read more]

IPIA | Public Affairs Committee – December 2016

January 2017 Dann Ades

[avatar user=”chrislamond” size=”160″ align=”left”]Chris Lamond Consultant for IPIA[/avatar] [avatar user=”dannades” size=”160″ align=”left”]Dan Ades Public Affairs Committee Chair[/avatar] Accomplishments of the Government Affairs/Public Affairs Committee As of this writing, we are putting a bow on 2016. The end of the year is always a reflective time and, with that in mind, I thought I wanted to take a step back and [read more]

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