Important outcomes from Codex meeting on nutrition and foods for special diets

On 24-29 November 2019, the 41st session of the Codex Committee on Nutrition and Foods for Special Dietary Uses was held in Dusseldorf, Germany. The meeting aimed to study specific nutritional problems and advise on general nutrition issues; to draft general provisions concerning the nutritional aspects of all foods; to develop standards and guidelines for […]

Sharing knowledge in dairy welfare

Animal welfare is increasing in importance in agricultural systems in many countries around the world.  As the 13th edition of the IDF Animal Health Report is released, Louise Winblad of Växa Sverige reflects on why information on animal welfare should be communicated globally, and shares details on some of the case studies included in the […]

Dairy: nourishing a growing world population sustainably

This year’s COP25, which launches in Madrid this week, will be the start of a crucial period for the environment. COP25 is the final COP before we enter the defining year of 2020, when many nations must submit new climate action plans. With climate change forecasts suggesting we must alter various aspects of modern life […]

Speakers announced for IDF symposium on goat, sheep and other non-cow milks

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced speakers for the 8th IDF International Symposium on sheep, goat and other non-cow milk, which takes place 4 and 5 May 2020 in Brussels, Belgium. Presentations will describe the latest scientific advances about milk originating from other animals than cows in the fields of human nutrition, science and […]

Major progress on food safety guidance achieved at Codex

The Codex Committee on Food Hygiene (CCFH) was held 4-8 November 2019 in Cleveland (US). Two major pieces of work were completed during this session: The Proposed Draft Code of Practice on Food Allergen Management for Food Business Operators CCFH agreed to send it to the Codex Alimentarius Commission (CAC) for adoption at step 8 […]

DISARM project launches platforms to share strategies to reduce livestock antibiotic requirements

DISARM, an active network dedicated to finding innovative solutions for antibiotic resistance has launched new range of platforms this month (watch the introduction video here) inviting farmers, veterinarians, agricultural advisors and others to join discussions about farmed animal health and antibiotic usage, and encouraging them to attend the first official DISARM event in Brussels on 3rd December. […]

IDF releases latest tool to share knowledge in dairy welfare

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has today released the 13th edition of its respected Animal Health Report, presenting animal welfare research from nine different countries and showcasing Sweden’s significant experience in this area of research with numerous inspiring case studies. The new edition of the IDF Animal Health Report is dedicated to dairy welfare and […]

Effective process monitoring key to ensuring dairy safety

As part of its commitment to food safety and health, the International Dairy Federation today published new guidance outlining additional actions that can be taken in the production process to minimise risk of Listeria contamination in dairy products. Guarding against listeriosis, a rare and severe foodborne disease caused by the pathogen Listeria monocytogenes is of […]