Issue 1 - June 2018
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My Say

Let’s share the dairy story

By Caroline Emond, IDF Director General

Dear readers, the International Dairy Federation is pleased to present our new newsletter, IDF World, which aims to share the latest science on dairy, as well as the work of our dairy community of experts in a clear and simple manner. As the global leader in dairy expertise, IDF intends to share knowledge and expertise with its members and stakeholders.

Our mission is to help nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy. In 2016, we signed jointly with the FAO the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, our commitment to be a significant contributor to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We work intensively to provide science-based expertise to influencers and key intergovernmental organizations. We aspire to be the partner of choice for our stakeholders and serve as the centre of excellence on dairy knowledge.

The role of dairy in a sustainable diet, the high quality of dairy protein, science-based standards and communicating on the substantial socio-economic benefits of the dairy sector are part of our priorities. We’re committed to ensuring we’re part of the global conversation on healthy diets and setting the record straight on dairy in the obesity debate. We aim to continuously improve the sustainability of our sector and to push forward key areas, such as antimicrobial resistance.

Let’s share the compelling and relevant story of dairy.

Antimicrobial Resistance a focus at IDF World Dairy Summit 2018

Renowned South Korean scientist, Professor Yong Ho Park of Seoul National University will share his insights on the work of the Codex Task Force on Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) at the IDF World Dairy Summit to be held in Daejeon, South Korea, from 15-19 October.

IDF to present paper at Codex Alimentarius Commission CAC41 in Rome

IDF will present a paper at the Codex Alimentarius Commission CAC41 in Rome next month on ways to improve interactions between international organisations and Codex, and the development of complementary partnerships.

Italy is new signatory of Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam
Dr Massimo Forino (left) and Mr Luciano Negri

Italy has become a new signatory of the Dairy Declaration of Rotterdam, which brings the total number of signatories to 24 to date.

The IDF National Committee of Italy, Assolatte (Italian Dairy Association), Confcooperative (Confederazione Cooperative Italiane) and AOP Latte Italia (Association of Producer Organisations of Latte Italia) inked the Declaration on 1 June 2018 in Cremona, Italy.

Deepening Understanding of Food Microstructures and Dairy Science

Some 200 experts in food engineering, food science and food technology participated at the 3rd IDF Symposium on Microstructures of Dairy Products in Montreal, Québec, Canada, from 3-6 June 2018. It was the first time the IDF had coorganised the Symposium with the 3rd Food Structure and Functionality Forum and Elsevier, offering a platform for academia and industry to meet and engage with young scientists.

New chair of ISO/TC 34/SC 5 for milk and milk products

The National Secretary of the IDF National Committee of The Netherlands, Jurgen Jansen, took on the helm as the new chair of the ISO/TC 34/SC 5 for milk and milk products in January this year, succeeding Harrie van den Bijgaart whose term ended last December. Mr Jansen’s appointment is for a period of six years from 2018 to 2023.

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IDF World Dairy Summit, Daejeon, South Korea, 15-19 October 2018

South Korea will host the IDF World Dairy Summit 2018 in Daejeon from 15-19 October with the theme ‘Dairy for the Next Generation!’. The annual event is expected to draw more than 1,500 delegates worldwide, including dairy experts, academics and government officials, as well as those involved in the dairy value chain such as producers, processors and marketing specialists.

IDF President and IDF DG at the IDF WDS Programme Committee Meeting, Seoul
Fact sheet heat treatment
Heat treatment is the most widely used processing technology in the dairy industry for bacterial treatments aimed at destroying microorganisms (pathogenic and spoilage) to ensure milk safety and a reasonable shelf life.

Export certificates requested for milk products often refer to the OIE Animal Health Code which does not allow for any alternatives to thermal treatment.

The factsheet can be found here.
IDF Bulletin: Total Cost of Ownership: An approach to support sustainable investments in the dairy processing and packaging industry

Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) is an analysis of the lifetime costs derived from asset ownership. The TCO methodology described in this report has been adapted to a dairy processing system. It is possible to use TCO as a comparative tool in decision-making. The TCO structure is based on the concept of Life Cycle Assessment, which is one of the most important techniques used to assess environmental impacts associated with all the stages of a product’s life. Therefore, TCO could also be used as the basis for calculating environmental key performance indicators. In this way, TCO can be a very powerful tool to support sustainable investment from economic and environmental perspectives.

The Bulletin can be found here.
IDF Bulletin on Teat-Cup and Cluster Removal Strategies for Cattle and Small Ruminants: Review and recommendations

The automatic milking system (AMS) introduced to Europe in the 1990s, which involves mechanized extraction of milk from dairy animals, has gained popularity over the decades. Today, more than 25,000 dairy farms worldwide employ AMS to milk their dairy herds.

An optimal teat-cup removal process is needed to achieve gentle, quick and complete milking, leading to high quality while keeping dairy animals healthy and stress-free.

This publication provides the physiological background to why automatic and early detachment may shorten the machine-on time without loss of milk production. It explains quarter milking studies from the parlour and automatic milking machine’s take-off studies. Automatic cluster remover is used in small ruminants with their own specificities, since goats and ewes differ in their milk repartition in the udder, and their milking response cluster take-off.

This publication can help milking equipment suppliers, dairy farm advisers and operators on the adjustment of the factory default settings to optimal settings on automatic take-offs. Appropriate settings can significantly improve teat condition and parlour throughput, while maintaining the quality and volume of milk harvested.

The Bulletin can be found here.
The IDF World Dairy Situation 2017

The IDF World Dairy Situation 2017 report involved the collective efforts of ZuivelNL, Cniel, IDF National Committee, national dairy organizations and IDF Head Office. The publication profiles 52 countries with data on milk production by species, output, consumption, trade volumes and prices.

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