IDF looks back at its first ever Dairy Science and Technology week!

On the 28th of February to the 3rd of March 2005, the first ever IDF Dairy Science and Technology week was launched in Cambridge, UK. The subject “Innovation through Innovation” was a chance for stakeholders and members to come together. It was held in Cambridge at Madingley Hall, an old and traditional refurbished country house […]

IDF publishes update on dairy terms guidance

The IDF’s update to its bulletin on the Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms, also known as the GSUDT, is now available, providing the reader with the latest information on the nature, content and possible implications of the GSUDT in the context of national, regional and international trade, including its status in […]

Maintaining momentum on methods of analysis and sampling

The CODEX recommended methods of analysis play an important role in checking compliance with provisions in Codex standards. Foundation texts developed by the Codex Committee on Methods of Analysis and Sampling (CCMAS), such as General Standard on Methods of Analysis and Sampling, CX234, provide an essential reference for food business operators and analysts. From the 23 […]

The history of the break-time milk day in Switzerland

School milk programmes around the world contribute to good health and nutrition for children in schools. As part of our school milk series, Daniela Carrera, Team Manager for School Programmes in Switzerland at Swissmilk, provides an overview of how school milk programmes are handled in Switzerland and the benefits they offer to both students and […]

The evolution of school milk in Chile

As we approach the release date of the new IDF bulletin on worldwide school milk programmes, Consuelo Fuentes, Ingeniero Agrónomo at Consorcio Lechero in Chile, gives an overview of the history of school milk in the country, its importance to child health and how state programmes have evolved over the years. Without a doubt, the consumption of dairy […]

Major progress on food safety guidance achieved at Codex

  The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) was held 4-8 November 2019 in Cleveland (US). Two major pieces of work were completed during this session: The Proposed Draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators CCFH agreed to send it to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for adoption at step […]