Bulletin of the IDF N° 507/ 2020: The Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms Its nature, intent and implications

The Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms Its nature, intent and implications ABSTRACT N...

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ISO 21543 I IDF 201 (2020) – Milk and milk products — Guidelines for the application of near infrared spectrometry

This document gives guidelines for the use of near infrared (NIR) spectrometry in the analysis of mi...

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IDF Annual Report 2019-2020

Our Annual Report 2019-20 provides an overall picture of the activities and achievements of IDF over...

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03 November 2020

IDF Factsheet 015/ 2020: Naturally occurring nitrates in cheese

Nitrates can be present in cheese naturally. The addition of nitrates during the cheesemaking process is not common, as milk quality and processing technologies have addressed the original purpose of...

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26 October 2020

IDF Factsheet 014/ 2020: IDF Reproductive Technology: Reproductive Hormones

Since the domestication of cattle for milk and meat purposes over 6,000 years ago, farmers have used reproductive technology to improve their cattle. In the beginning, farmers used simple breeding pro...

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30 June 2020

IDF Factsheet 013/ 2020: Processing Environment

In its 1986 article on management of Salmonella spp. in powdered milk products, Habraken et al. stated in the introduction: “The lack of reliability of the mere examination of finished products whe...

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18 November 2020

The Codex General Standard for the Use of Dairy Terms – Its nature, intent, and implications

The Codex General Standard for Use of Dairy Terms (1) (GSUDT) provides guidance on the correct use of terms that are universally identified with dairy products. It was developed by the Codex Committee...

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22 October 2020

Lactose, an important nutrient: Advocating a revised policy approach for dairy and its intrinsic sugar

Milk and milk products play an important role in the diet, and their consumption is recommended in food-based dietary guidelines around the world (1). A growing body of scientific evidence has linked...

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13 October 2020

Impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition: developing effective policy responses to address the hunger and malnutrition pandemic

We have read with interest the CFS HLPE issues paper on the impacts of COVID-19 on food security and nutrition (September 2020). As the pandemic continues to undermine global food security and we all...

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