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The International Dairy Federation (IDF) represents the global dairy sector and ensures the best scientific expertise is used to support high quality milk and nutritious, safe and sustainable dairy products.


Our vision is simply that "Everybody can derive well-being from high quality milk."

We are committed to furthering current knowledge on a wide range of issues, including environment and sustainable development, health and nutrition, methods of analysis, farm management, animal health and welfare, dairy science and technology, food hygiene and safety, food standards, dairy policies and economics, and marketing.


 World Dairy Situation


Press Releases

  • New IDF/ISO method speeds up quality control and facilitates trade of probiotics and starter cultures

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  • FENS Satellite Symposium reveals beneficial health effects of regular fat dairy foods

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  • School Milk Programmes – Results of a global survey by FAO and IDF released on the World School Milk day

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  • The World Dairy Situation 2015 is released at the IDF World Dairy Summit

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Latest Publications

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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 482/2016 - Evaluation of nitrogen conversion factors for dairy and soy


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 481/2015 - The World Dairy Situation 2015


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 480/2015 - The contribution of school milk programmes to the nutrition of children worldwide


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 479/2015 - A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector - The IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology


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    ISO 16958| IDF 231: 2015 - Milk, milk products, infant formula and adult nutritionals - Determination of fatty acids composition - Capillary gas chromatographic method


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    ISO 20647 I IDF 234: 2015 - Infant formula and adult nutritionals - Determination of total iodine - Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)


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    ISO 20649 | IDF 235: 2015 - Infant formula and adult nutritionals - Determination of chromium, selenium and molybdenum - Inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometry (ICP-MS)


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 478/2015 - Interlaboratory collaborative study on a flow cytometry method for lactic acid bacteria quantification in starter cultures, probiotics and fermented milk products according to ISO 19344/IDF 232


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    Newsletter 159 - IDF Animal Health Newsletter no. 9


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    World Mapping of Animal Feeding Systems in the Dairy Sector


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