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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.



Press Releases

  • UNVEILING THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF SALT IN THE MANUFACTURE AND RIPENING OF CHEESE

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  • ISRAEL TO HOST IDF WORLD DAIRY SUMMIT 2014

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  • PROTEIN MEASUREMENT STANDARD EXPANDED FOR GREATER CONSUMER PROTECTION AND HARMONIZED TRADE

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  • NEW APPROACH TO FOOD SAFETY SYSTEM WILL BE PRESENTED AT THE IDF WORLD DAIRY SUMMIT

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  • WORLD DAIRY SITUATION 2013 IS RELEASED AT IDF WORLD DAIRY SUMMIT

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  • FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE DAIRY NUTRITION AT THE IDF WORLD DAIRY SUMMIT 2013

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  • A NEW FAO REPORT ASSESSES THE ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT OF THE LIVESTOCK SECTOR

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  • NEW DAIRY STANDARD WILL IMPROVE ACCURACY OF MILLIONS OF MILK TESTS PERFORMED EVERY DAY

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  • EXPLORING THE LATEST EVIDENCE OF DAIRY’S CONTRIBUTION TO NUTRITION AT IUNS SATELLITE SYMPOSIUM

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Latest Publications

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    ISO 17758 | IDF 087: 2014 - Instant dried milk — Determination of the dispersibility and wettability


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 471/2014 - Detection of inhibitors and antimicrobial residues in milk and dairy products by screening methods - Guidance on preparation of the test portion


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    Special Issue 1401 - The importance of salt in the manufacture and ripening of cheese


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 470/2013 - The World Dairy Situation 2013


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 469/2013 - Requirements for Reference Materials for the Calibration of Automated Somatic Cell Counters


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    Newsletter 157 - IDF Animal Health Newsletter no. 7


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    ISO 8968-1 | IDF 020-1:2014 - Milk and milk products - Determination of nitrogen content - Part 1: Kjeldahl principle and crude protein calculation


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    ISO 11816-1 | IDF 155-1:2013 - Milk and milk products - Determination of alkaline phosphatase activity - Part 1: Fluorimetric method for milk and milk-based drinks


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    ISO 9622 | IDF 141:2013 - Milk and liquid milk products — Guidelines for the application of mid-infrared spectrometry


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 468/2013 - Interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese-ISO 27871/IDF224


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    Bulletin of the IDF No. 467/2013 - Collaborative study of ISO 26323|IDF 213 on determination of the acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement (CpH)


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    Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production in English


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