On 9 March 2022, the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene completed its 52nd session, the first in a virtual mode. The Committee finalized the tools to Determine the Critical Control Points that will be included as an annex to the General Principles of Food Hygiene to give additional guidance to Food Business Operators. It was […]
New IDF guidance on the application of conversion for determination of microbiological quality of raw milk released
Bulletin published today will enable stakeholders to make science-based decisions on how best to evaluate obtained testing results against limits in official regulations and in grading schemes.
The global dairy sector is taking the impact of COVID-19 extremely seriously. Please find on this page a summary of global dairy sector responses to COVID-19 and practical support. If you have any examples you would like to contribute, please contact us Dairy sector responses to the COVID-19 crisis FAO publication, “Exposure of humans or […]
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 […]
This week (18-24 November) is annual World Antimicrobial Awareness Week 2020, which aims to increase awareness of global antimicrobial resistance and to encourage best practices among the general public, health workers and policymakers to avoid the further emergence and spread of drug-resistant infections. One Health, the core of which is the recognition of the inherent […]
Prudent and responsible use of antimicrobial agents within the global livestock sector is essential to ensure their continued efficacy in curing animal diseases while minimising the risk of developing AMR.
The International Dairy Federation’s latest overview of the dairy sector, covering markets worldwide, global trends and preliminary COVID-19 impacts is released.
Certified reference materials launched by EC Joint Research Centre
While the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts everyone’s daily lives, the dairy supply chain is also affected. The dairy sector has been recognized around the world as an essential activity. Dairy farmers and processors are working tirelessly to deliver nutritious food on our tables. The International Dairy Federation (IDF) wishes to support its members and the dairy […]
The challenge of balancing milk supply in times of crisis: Why some farmers have to discard raw milk during the COVID-19 pandemic
Like many other sectors, the dairy supply chain has been disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Unfortunately, adapting milk production due to a serious drop in market demand resulting from the abrupt albeit temporary closing of restaurants, hotels and school, is not an easy and quick thing to do. Despite strong demand for basic foods like […]