Helping to nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy.
ensures the best scientific expertise is used to support high quality milk and
nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products.
Nutrition & Health
Safety & Quality
Dairy & sustainable development goals
The dairy sector is an essential contributor to the UN sustainable development goals.
While the sector has obvious impacts on ending hunger, achieving food security, and improving the nutritional value of diets in a sustainable manner, the sector also has an important part to play in the achievement of many of the other sustainability goals identified.
For more information on the dairy sector’s commitment to the sustainable development goals, including case studies and other information, visit the website of the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam.
IDF’s membership is made up of National Committees, constituted by dairy organizations in each country and representing as fully as possible the various dairying activities of the country (such as milk production, manufacture, distribution, technology, science, human nutrition, marketing, economics, education and administration).
It is estimated that 12-14% of the world population live on dairy farms or within dairy farming households
IDF provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and other information on a whole range of topics relevant to the dairy sector.
ISO 23970 | IDF 252: 2021 Milk, milk products and infant formula — Determinati...
This document specifies a method for the determination of melamine and cyanuric acid with liquid chromatograph....
ISO/TS 23758 | IDF/RM 251: 2021 - Guidelines for the validation of qualitative s...
This document describes general workflows and protocols for the validation and the verification of qualitative....
Bulletin of the IDF 511/2021: Guidance on the application of conversion equation...
The microbiological quality of raw milk - the Total Bacteria Count - is routinely recorded by automated milk a....
Latest news & events
Denmark: a dairy country. Learn more about the hos...
Author: Jørgen Hald Christensen, CEO at Danish Dairy....