IDF releases bulletin on methods for determination of somatic cell count

In the dairy sector throughout the world, there is a desire to optimize udder health. Good udder health leads to improved animal welfare, improved production efficiency, stronger animal health, and reduction of the use of antimicrobials. Usually, when an infection occurs, milk somatic cell counts (SCC) in the udder increases. Therefore, milk SCC is used […]

IDF Cheese Symposium goes virtual for the first time ever!

Every 4 years, The IDF Cheese Science and Technology Symposium is held and co-organised by FIL-IDF Canada and the Quebec STELA Dairy Research Centre of Université Laval. The 2021 completely virtual edition gathered international scientific experts to share the latest research findings and technology innovations. Throughout the week, the virtual formula offered an enhanced conference […]

School Milk Knowledge Hub shares info on importance of school milk worldwide

There is a long history of organizing school milk programs in every corner of the world, either as part of school meals programs or as stand-alone school milk programs. School feeding programs have been identified as an important social protection mechanism as they provide good nutrition and education to children, as well as are able […]

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 […]