Balancing risk and hazard in food safety regulations

Consumer studies have shown that the public’s ‘willingness-to-pay’ will decline with any perceived food safety risk when they become concerned by new discoveries when researchers find a new contaminant or a potential new toxin in food, said Dr Justin Bendall of the Fonterra Research and Development Centre, New Zealand. Speaking at a conference on Food […]

IDF is an essential technical advisor on milk and milk products: Codex Secretary

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has a unique place in the history and procedures of the Codex Alimentarius Commission, serving as an essential technical advisor on all issues related to milk and milk products, said Codex Secretary Tom Heilandt. He noted the strong involvement of IDF in Codex conferences, attending 55 Codex sessions with 141 […]

Dairy community celebrates World Food Day 2018

The dairy community celebrated World Food Day on 16 October 2018 at the World Dairy Summit in Daejeon, Korea, through for a focused on ways to feed the world while supporting sustainability. “The dairy sector offers nourishment to people of all age groups with nutrient-rich milk and dairy products. They are a source of high-quality […]

Launch of IDF World Dairy Summit 2018

A spectacular grand opening was laid out for delegates at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 with a magnificent drum performance taking centre stage at the Daejeon Convention Centre on 15 October. The warm hospitality of the Organizing Committee of the Summit comprising the leadership and members of the Korea National Committee made delegates feel […]

Warm welcome to delegates at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018

International Dairy Federation President Dr Judith Bryans and Chair of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 Organizing Committee Mr Lee Chang Buhm extend a warm welcome to all delegates to this annual meeting which will take place from 15-19 October in Daejeon, Korea. The Summit, which bears the theme ‘Dairy for the Next Generation!’ will […]

6th Symposium on Science and Technology of Fermented Milk at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Daejeon, South Korea, from 15-19 October.

The increased interest in fermented foods due to their potential contribution to gastrointestinal microbiota modulation and the impact on human health is leading food scientists to pay greater attention to their role in diets. Promoting innovation in fermented dairy for human wellbeing will be the focus of the 6th Symposium on Science and Technology of Fermented […]

Mycoplasma bovis and Paratuberculosis challenges for dairy sector

Eradicating Mycoplasma bovis from New Zealand, where the disease is not endemic, has posed a challenge for dairy farmers since its outbreak in July 2017. The government is partnering with the dairy and beef sectors to rid their herds of the disease  within the next two years. Mr Tim Mackle, CEO of DairyNZ, will outline […]