Fact Sheets

09 September 2019

IDF Factsheet 007/ 2019 Bioprotection

Food preservation has been a key concern since the earliest days of humanity. Among the numerous empirical processes that have been developed and passed down, fermentation is one of the oldest preserv...

27 May 2019

IDF Factsheet 006/ 2019 Health Benefits of Dairy

Scientific evidence supports the importance of milk and dairy products as part of a healthy eating pattern. Dairy foods are not only excellent sources of calcium, vitamins B2 and B12, high-quality pro...

23 May 2019

IDF Factsheet 005/ 2019 Is there real evidence for a link between milk and mortality?

A growing evidence base supports an inverse relationship between intake of milk and other dairy foods and the incidence of obesity, type 2 diabetes, hypertension and certain cancers (World Cancer R...

08 April 2019

IDF Factsheet 003/ 2019 Matrix: The importance of the dairy (food) matrix in the evaluation of the nutritional quality and health effects of food

It is increasingly recognized that the effects of milk and dairy foods on health extend beyond the benefits of the individual nutrients they contain. Rather, the unique combination of nutrients and bi...

04 April 2019

IDF Factsheet 002/ 2019 Ethyl Vanillin: Artificial flavours in feed – Possible transfer of ethyl vanillin from feed to milk

Why are feed flavours used in animal production?...

04 April 2019

IDF Factsheet 001/ 2019 WGS: Whole Genome Sequencing

Recent advances in rapid, high throughput DNA sequencing have revolutionised the study of biology and are now used in microbial risk assessment (MRA) to enhance food safety and security. ‘Next Gener...

03 April 2019

IDF Factsheet 004/2018: Executive Summary of IDF Country Reports – October 2018

  Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics and the IDF Standing Committee on Marketing from 20 countries submitted country reports covering the six months leading...

23 May 2018

IDF Factsheet 003/ 2018: Trans fatty acids (TFA) to be differentiated into industrially produced TFAs and naturally present TFAs

Trans fatty acids (TFA) are a specific type of unsaturated fatty acids...

04 May 2018

IDF Factsheet 002/2018: Country Report Spring 2018

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SC DPE) from 13 countries submitted country reports covering the past year leading up to April 2018....

12 April 2018

IDF Factsheet 001/2018: Heat treatment

Heat treatment is the most widely used processing technology in the dairy industry. Its main purpose is to destroy microorganisms, both pathogenic and spoilage, to ensure the milk is safe and has a...

26 January 2018

IDF Factsheet 006/2017: Country Reports October 2017

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SC DPE) and the Standing Committee on Marketing (SCM) from 17 countries1 submitted reports covering the six months leading up to...

25 January 2018

IDF Factsheet 005/2017: Phthalates in Dairy Equipment

Due to increasing evidence of the adverse effects of this substance on male reproductive development, DEHP has often been replaced in recent years with non-phthalate alternatives....

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