New bulletin advocates revised approach to lactose in dairy

Responding to a lack of evidence-based information about the important role of lactose as part of a healthy diet, IDF releases Bulletin 509/2021: Lactose, an important nutrient: Advocating a revised policy approach for dairy and its intrinsic sugar. Milk, cheese, yogurt, and other cultured/fermented dairy products are composed of complex structures and are important sources […]

Scientific expertise on cheese at IDF Symposium

The virtual format of the IDF International Cheese Science and Technology Symposium 2021, held between the 7 to 11 June 2021 will offer an increased number of live and on-demand lectures by expert keynote speakers, Q&A thematic sessions, interactive e-poster workshops, and numerous networking opportunities with researchers, emerging scientists, cheese experts and industry representatives inside […]

Joint GDP/IDF Statement – UN Food Systems Summit

With the world nowhere close to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of 2030, the Summit Secretariat has issued a call for game-changing solutions to pick up the pace to deliver the SDGs. The global dairy sector, represented by the International Dairy Federation and Global Dairy Platform, has been sharing […]

Fuel for life – the vital role of school feeding worldwide

IDF Director General Caroline Emond shares her views on the importance of global school meal programs, incorporating nutrient-dense foods like milk and dairy, and their important role in addressing hunger, malnutrition, access to school and education, and alleviation of poverty. On Thursday 11 March we celebrate the 9th International School Meals Day, with the theme […]

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 […]

UN Food Systems Summit: Game changing solutions for dairy

The United Nations Food Systems Summit, which is being convened this September by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, marks a clear point in time when decisions will be taken relating to the future production and consumption of food. With the world nowhere close to delivering on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by the target date of […]

IDF and ICAR webinar host an interactive virtual event on animal welfare

On the 24 February 2021, IDF, in cooperation with the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR), hosted a virtual event looking at frameworks for animal welfare assessments. The webinar was attended by over 200 participants, and was moderated by David Kelton, from the University of Guelph who presented 4 panelist speakers. The introduction begun with […]

IDF looks back at its first ever Dairy Science and Technology week!

On the 28th of February to the 3rd of March 2005, the first ever IDF Dairy Science and Technology week was launched in Cambridge, UK. The subject “Innovation through Innovation” was a chance for stakeholders and members to come together. It was held in Cambridge at Madingley Hall, an old and traditional refurbished country house […]