Fact Sheets

20 October 2016

IDF Country Reports – Oct 2016

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SC DPE) from 13 countries submitted country reports covering the six months leading up to April 2016....

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10 October 2016

Cronobacter species in the dairy industry

IDF’s Standing Committee on Microbiological Hygiene has released a Fact Sheet on Cronobacter species in the dairy industry describing its importance and how to manage its risk....

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31 July 2016

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

This factsheet presents current practices for controlling mycotoxins in the milk supply chain. Aflatoxins are generally considered a critical contaminant and good indicator to measure the appropriat...

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30 April 2016

IDF Executive Summary of IDF Country Reports

Members of the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SC DPE) from 13 countries 1 submitted country reports covering the six months leading up to April 2016....

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27 April 2016

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...

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27 April 2016

Trans fatty acids

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

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27 April 2016

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 nutriti...

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27 April 2016

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, vi...

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27 April 2016

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 nutriti...

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27 April 2016

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, vi...

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27 April 2016

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?'...

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27 April 2016

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 m...

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