The US is joining the EU, Canada, Norway, Iceland and New Zealand in regulating the misuse of dairy terms. Consumers have the right to know when they are not buying real dairy products. A plant-based substance is no alternative to animal milk in terms of its composition, texture, taste and nutritional value. A liquid plant-based product that bears a resemblance to milk can be referred to as a white beverage. It is erroneous to call it ‘milk’ and masquerading it as such. Technically, you can’t milk a nut.Read more
Collective and concerted global efforts are critical in addressing food safety, an International Dairy Federation (IDF) representative asserted at a meeting on Safe Food for Sustainable and Resilient Societies in New York on 12 July 2018. Mr Atze Schaap, who is also the Corporate Director of Dairy Development at the Royal FrieslandCampina of The Netherlands, was speaking to delegates at the event which was held in conjunction with the UN High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development.Read more
There is an old saying that time flies and it certainly feels that way. It’s been almost eight months since we were together as IDF family at the 2017 World Dairy Summit. Many things have happened at IDF over those months and I wanted to take this opportunity to highlight just a few of them to you. You will of course know by now that our new Director General, Caroline Emond, is in place. My thanks to all of you who have contacted her and made her feel welcome.Read more
IDF contributes to the development of science-based globally harmonized standards, guidelines, codes of practice and related methodologies across all working areas, to continually improve regulatory environments for the dairy sector
Dairy provides up to one billion livelihoods
In 2014, milk production was estimated at 802.2 million tonnes.
Milk production is steadily growing: +2.3% on average every year since 2000.
In 2013, the trade of milk products equals around 83.6 billion USD in terms of value.
Globally, around 150 million small-scale dairy households, equivalent to 750 million people, are engaged in milk production
In 2013, the gross production value of raw milk produced across the world equals 328.4 billion USD.
Consumption of dairy products is expected to increase by 25% between 2015 and 2024.