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 […]

ISO Secretary General emphasizes role of international standards in food safety

IDF has played a pivotal role in promoting ISO standards among its members worldwide and has made useful contributions to the formulation of international standards and guidelines for the dairy sector. The Secretary General of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), Sergio Mujica, said this in a videotaped message to a Food Safety Conference at […]

Circular resource use efficiency can lead to zero-waste target

A paradigm shift is taking place in the 21st century from linear production efficiency towards circular resource use efficiency which can lead to a zero-waste target, said Dr Martin Scholten of Wageningen University and Research, The Netherlands. He explained that this involves optimizing resource use efficiency at agro-food system level where agro-biomass, including crop residuals, […]

School milk sustains health, education and the future of children: IDF President

School Milk programmes provide children around the world with the nutrients they need to help them grow and develop healthily. They also support the development of good eating habits which will last a lifetime, said IDF President Judith Bryans. Speaking on the Contribution of School Milk to the Nutrition of Children Worldwide at the IDF […]

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 […]

Balancing sustainable diets with environmental impacts to promote healthier lives

Reducing animal-based products in favour of plant-based products does not impact the environment any less as the carbon footprint is not greatly reduced, Dr Stephan Peters of the Dutch Dairy Association, NZO, will point out in his talk at IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 in Daejeon, South Korea, on 17 October. He will address the […]