A dynamic new look for the IDF website

A first glimpse at IDF’s new responsive, intuitive, and secure combined public website and e-shop! The fresh new website has been carefully structured to deliver on the brief of a modern, clean, professional, intuitive, and secure multiplatform website. Our aim was to instantly impress website visitors with IDF’s clear expertise and its core identity alongside […]

Scientific expertise on cheese at IDF Symposium

The virtual format of the IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium 2021, held between the 7 to 11 June 2021 will offer an increased number of live and on-demand lectures by expert keynote speakers, Q&A thematic sessions, interactive e-poster workshops, and numerous networking opportunities with researchers, emerging scientists, cheese experts and industry representatives inside […]

Joint GDP/IDF Statement – UN Food Systems Summit

With the world nowhere close to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030, the Summit Secretariat has issued a call for game-changing solutions to pick up the pace to deliver the SDGs. The global dairy sector, represented by the International Dairy Federation and Global Dairy Platform, has been sharing […]

New bulletin on lactose as an important nutrient

Our latest IDF bulletin looks at the structure of Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other cultured/fermented dairy products which are important sources of key nutrients. As part of their nutrient-rich package, dairy foods also contain naturally occurring sugar, lactose. It is important to consider dairy products in a unique way, giving credit to the important nutritional […]

Improving consistency in milk somatic cell counting – Guidance on application of EC JRC Certified Reference Material released

Joint guidance prepared by IDF and ICAR represents a further step towards better equivalence in somatic cell counting worldwide. Milk somatic cell count (SCC) is a widely used indicator for monitoring the udder health of several mammalian species and is relevant in food hygiene regulations, milk payment testing, farm management and breeding programmes. In February […]

IDF and ICAR webinar host an interactive virtual event on animal welfare

On the 24 February 2021, IDF, in cooperation with the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), hosted a virtual event looking at frameworks for animal welfare assessments. The webinar was attended by over 200 participants, and was moderated by David Kelton, from the University of Guelph who presented 4 panelist speakers. The introduction begun with […]

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 […]

Lookback to the IDF Centenary – 1903 to 2003

IDF has a long and distinguished history of serving the global dairy sector. The original aims of the Federation are much as they are today:  to represent the dairy sector at the international level by providing a global source of scientific expertise and knowledge; supporting the development and promotion of quality milk and milk products, […]