Fact Sheets

27 April 2016

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 informatio...

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27 April 2016

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 structu...

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27 April 2016

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 fact...

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27 April 2016

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 doin...

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27 April 2016

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...

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27 April 2016

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....

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27 April 2016

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. Fin...

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27 April 2016

Microbial food cultures

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

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27 April 2016

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?...

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27 April 2016

Lactoperoxidase System

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

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27 April 2016

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....

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27 April 2016

Feed Associated Mycotoxins in the dairy chain: Occurrence and control

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

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