Saturated Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) remains a leading cause of death in Western countries, and saturated fatty acids (SFAs) have played a key role in hypotheses relating diet to the risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). Early evidence based on animal studies as well as controlled feeding clinical trials with total and LDL cholesterol as the endpoint biomarkers support an adverse effect. However, science is evolving and important information has emerged about the role of SFAs and the applicability of intermediate biomarkers such as total and LDL cholesterol. At present there is no clear relationship between SFA intake and CVD incidence. Recent research highlights the importance of food sources of SFAs, the type of SFAs, and their matrix effects.

Download

Field Guidelines for the Assessment and Management of Aflatoxins in Dairy Products Across the Supply Chain

The aim of this document is a communication on current practices for controlling mycotoxins in the milk supply chain. While different levels of controls for aflatoxins are used around the world, aflatoxins are generally considered a critical contaminant and a good indicator to measure the appropriateness of feed controls in the food supply chain.

Download

Control and Detection of Antimicrobial Residues in Milk

Antimicrobials are used in veterinary medicine to treat infectious diseases in animals caused or complicated by microorganisms, mainly bacteria, or to prevent the development or spread of infection in healthy animals. The factsheet details the necessary steps for their prudent use and important risk minimizations practices. It also features information on the IDF/ISO guidance to detect and control antimicrobial residues in the dairy value chain.

Download

Dairy Policies and Economics: Country Report - October 2015

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SC DPE) from 14 countries submitted country reports covering the six months leading up to September 2015.

Download

Dairy Policies and Economics: Country Reports May 2014

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economic (SC DPE) from 17 countries submitted a country report in the months leading up to May 2014

Download

Dairy Foods Helping to Nourish the World

Addressing questions such as 'are people meeting their nutritional needs?' and 'can you have a nutritionally adequate diet without dairy foods?', this factsheet highlights the importance of meeting recommended amounts of nutrients in the diet.

Download

Economic Importance of Dairying

The Economic Importance of Dairying factsheet provides information on dairy production, trade and employment around the world.

Download

Factsheet on IDF, providing an overview of its role in the global dairy sector.

Factsheet on IDF, providing an overview of its role in the global dairy sector

Download

Feed Associated Mycotoxins in the dairy chain: Occurrence and control

The importance of mycotoxins in the dairy industry and their management.

Download

Food Additives

What are food additives ? Why are food additives used ? ... and more information on safety of food additives in this fact sheet prepared by the IDF Standing Committee on Food Additives.

Download

Lactoperoxidase System

What is lactoperoxidase? Why should it be used and what are the issues?

Download

Listeria Monocytogenes

Listeria monocytogenes is a bacterium that causes a disease called listeriosis. How does this affect the dairy industry and what is being done to minimise the risks?

Download

Microbial food cultures

This factsheet provides information on fermentation, microbial food cultures and also presents what the dairy industry is doing.

Download

Mycobacterium Avium Subspecies Paratuberculosis (MAP)

Mycobacterium avium ssp. paratuberculosis (MAP) is a bacterium which causes Johne’s disease, also known as Paratuberculosis, in ruminant animals including cattle, sheep, deer, goats and buffalo. Find out more about the many control programmes that are undertaken at the dairy farm level all over the world to reduce the incidence of MAP in milking animals.

Download

Nutrient Rich Dairy Foods and You

This factsheet provides further information on how dairy products can provide a package of nutrient to help your body stay healthy.

Download

Protein Determination

Protein is one of the main constituents of milk along with fat, lactose and water. Proteins are comprised of individual amino acids linked together by peptide bonds. There are 20 amino acids that are common to most living organisms. The different protein molecules are folded into complex structures and perform a range of functions in liquid milk.

Download

Risk-based food safety management

This factsheet explains what risk-based food safety management is, why is it important, how risk-based food safety management is structured and also presents succinctly what the dairy industry is doing.

Download

Salts and the Environment (1)

Salts K, Na and Ca occur either in milk from farms or in the chemicals used to clean the manufacturing plants. These salts end up in wastewater which is then discharged into the environment. This factsheet describes the sources of salts in the dairy industry and their effects on the environment.

Download

Salts and the Environment (2)

Excessive salts, especially sodium, can have an adverse effect on the environment. If the proportion of sodium to other cations is high when dairy plant wastewater is applied to land, the soil structure risks deterioration. If so, the soil can no longer treat the applied wastewater and becomes water logged.

Download

Shelf Life of Dairy Products

Product shelf-life information on pre-packaged foods plays an important role in consumers’ choices at the time of buying or consuming a food product. Shelf-life can provide consumers with information on product quality, safety and convenience.

Download

Shelf-life of Dairy Products - Questions & Answers

Can I eat this food product after the “best before” or “use by” date? This food does not smell or look bad even though its “use by” date has expired. Is it still safe to consume? Why did my milk not last until its best before date?

Download

Shiga-toxin-producing Escherichia coli (STEC)

A factsheet answering key questions on STEC, such as 'what are they?' 'who is vulnerable?' and 'why is it relevant to dairy products?'

Download

The Role of Dairy in Sustainable Nutrition

Good health depends on good nutrition. Good nutrition, in turn, depends on agriculture to provide the foods for a balanced diet that meets our needs for energy and essential nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. To achieve this goal, stakeholders from agriculture, industry, academia and government will have to collaborate to identify practical, sustainable interventions to safeguard the health and well-being of our global population – now and in the future.

Download

The role of dairy in optimal nutrition and under-nutrition – the first 1000 days

The critical window for adequate child growth and cognitive development is between conception and 24 months of age and hence many recent international nutrition initiatives focus on optimising nutrition in the “first 1000 days”. Milk and dairy products as nutrient dense sources of macro and micronutrients play a key role in healthy human nutrition and development throughout life, especially in childhood.

Download

The role of dairy in sustainable nutrition_with references

Good health depends on good nutrition. Good nutrition, in turn, depends on agriculture to provide the foods for a balanced diet that meets our needs for energy and essential nutrients like protein, vitamins and minerals. To achieve this goal, stakeholders from agriculture, industry, academia and government will have to collaborate to identify practical, sustainable interventions to safeguard the health and well-being of our global population – now and in the future.

Download

The Role of dairy in optimal nutrition and under-nutrition 1000 days with references

The critical window for adequate child growth and cognitive development is between conception and 24 months of age and hence many recent international nutrition initiatives focus on optimising nutrition in the “first 1000 days”. Milk and dairy products as nutrient dense sources of macro and micronutrients play a key role in healthy human nutrition and development throughout life, especially in childhood.

Download

Trans fatty acids

This factsheet provides further information on Industrially produced TFA and on Naturally occurring TFA.

Download

Why semicarbazide is not a suitable marker for nitrofurazone in dairy products

For dairy products, adhere to direct measurement of intact nitrofurazone rather than semicarbazide. Because semicarbazide can arise from other sources, such as protein interactions during storage and packaging materials, semicarbazide is an unreliable breakdown marker for nitrofurazone.

Download