IDF issues guidance to help determine milk fat purity

IDF issues guidance to help determine milk fat purity The International Dairy Federation (IDF) today released guidance on the determination of milkfat purity, providing important additional direction to both scientists and non-scientists involved in the testing of milk and dairy products. Milkfat is an important component of milk and most dairy products. In addition to […]

Dairy analytical standards on the agenda at the IDF/ISO Analytical Week 2019

Leading analytical experts exchange perspectives on the latest technical and technological findings within the dairy sector. This week saw the close of 2019 IDF/ISO Analytical week, an important event in the calendar for those working the field of dairy products analysis. The event welcomed more than 130 delegates from 22 countries, as well as representatives […]

Mastitis in Dairy Cattle : Prevention is better than cure

Global dairy experts meet in Copenhagen to discuss pressing animal health issue Leading global experts in udder health from no less than 25 countries are meeting in Copenhagen today to discuss preventatitive solutions for mastitis, ranked by IDF (International Dairy Federation) as one of the most important diseases impacting the dairy sector. Organised by IDF and hosted […]

IDF joins new H2020 consortium to reduce AMR

Global dairy experts meet in Copenhagen to discuss pressing animal health issue Leading global experts in udder health from no less than 25 countries are meeting in Copenhagen today to discuss preventatitive solutions for mastitis, ranked by IDF (International Dairy Federation) as one of the most important diseases impacting the dairy sector. Organised by IDF and hosted […]

New IDF Publication Confirms Health Benefits of Milk Pasteurisation

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) today released a new Bulletin, which provides an overview of some key technological, microbiological and nutritional aspects of milk pasteurisation and reaffirms that the process does not significantly impact the nutritional properties of milk. From an evaluation of the best available science, it concludes that drinking pasteurised milk is still the […]

IDF Announces Updated Inventory of Microbial Food Cultures Demonstrated to be Safe

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) today announced the publication of an updated inventory of microbial food cultures (MFC), which scientific studies demonstrate are safe for use in fermented foods. The inventory now identifies and catalogues 321 food cultures, 226 bacteria and 95 fungi that are found in the dairy sector as well as many other […]

Tackling antimicrobial resistance in the dairy sector is a global effort to ensure animal and public health, and food safety

The dairy sector has adopted an integrated supply chain management approach to curb the spread of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This requires positive actions and cooperation by all players such as dairy farmers, veterinarians, dairy and meat processing companies, animal feed producers, pharmaceutical firms and regulators. The recent annual World Antibiotic Awareness Week 2018 may have […]

World Antibiotic Awareness Week from 12-18 November 2018

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) is joining the global fight against antimicrobial resistance (AMR) by strongly advocating prudent and responsible use of antimicrobials and adhering to the standards set by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE). Dr Olav Østerås, Chair of the IDF Standing Committee on Animal Health and Welfare, has stressed the importance […]

Global dairy expertise showcased at World Dairy Summit 2018

The dairy sector demonstrated their global expertise at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 which bore the theme ‘Dairy for the Next Generation!’. The international speakers outlined the dairy sector’s contribution to nutrition and health; food security and safety; as well as sustainability. Former UN Secretary-General said milk is critical and essential for international efforts […]