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BULLETINS



Bulletin of the IDF No. 486/2017 -The IDF Guide to Water Footprint Methodology for the Dairy Sector

These guidelines are intended to reach better understanding of water footprint assessment within the dairy sector. They provide transparency about a dairy product’s water profile throughout its life cycle to allow monitoring, quantification and evaluation of the potential environmental impacts related to water use. The document reviews previous work on life cycle assessment and provides guidelines on standardization of water footprint. The guidelines followed ISO 14046, and are aligned with the LEAP guidelines for water use that cover all livestock sectors.

 

Pages 72– This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

 


Bulletin of the IDF No. 485/2016 -The World Dairy Situation 2016

 

This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2015/16, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features an overview of the Dairy Sector in the Netherlands and reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. Additional chapters cover the Dairy Leaders in Different World Regions, Dynamics in World Trade and Global Marketing Trends. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.


Pages 259 – Paper 600€ - Electronic 500€ 

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 484/2016 - Proceedings of the 5th Paratuberculosis Forum - Nantes, France, 19 June 2016

Pages 75 – Paper 185€ - Electronic 85€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 483/2016 - Fluorimetric Method for the Determination of Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Cow's Milk Cheese: Interlaboratory Collaborative Study

This article presents the results of a collaborative study conducted to generate precision data for the revised International Standard ISO 11816-2|IDF 155-2, the fluorimetric method for the determination of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in cheese.

Pages 21 – Paper 125€ - Electronic 25€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 482/2016 - Evaluation of nitrogen conversion factors for dairy and soy

This Bulletin reviews the scientific literature pertaining to nitrogen conversion factors (NCFs) for dairy products and soy products. It presents substantial scientific evidence that supports the use of a specific NCF of 6.38 for milk protein and of 5.71 for soy protein, rather than a single inaccurate factor of 6.25.

Pages 38– This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 481/2015 – The World Dairy Situation 2015


This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2014/15, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.


Pages: 252 - Electronic: 250.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 480/2015 – The Contribution of School Milk Programmes to the Nutrition of Children Worldwide


Conducted jointly by FAO and IDF, with the support of Tetra Laval, this survey is the largest of its kind in many years. It provides an in-depth look at school milk programmes in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.


The 57 countries who participated in the survey supplied a large amount of information on consumption, programme structure, nutrition, promotion, packaging, market value, administration and distribution.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 479/2015 - A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector: The IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology


In 2010, Bulletin 445/2010 (the first edition of ‘A Common Carbon Footprint Approach for Dairy: The IDF Guide to Standard Life Cycle Assessment Methodology for the Dairy Sector”) was published. The guide has now been reviewed and revised to reflect evolving science and standards in carbon footprint methodology and this Bulletin replaces Bulletin 445.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 478/2015 - Interlaboratory collaborative study on a flow cytometry method for lactic acid bacteria quantification in starter cultures, probiotics and fermented milk products according to ISO 19344/IDF 232


This article presents the report and results of the international collaborative study conducted to validate the international standard ISO 19344 / IDF 232, Milk and milk products – Starter cultures, probiotics, and fermented products – Quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry.


Pages 48 – Paper 60.00€ - Electronic 54.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 477/2014 – Determination of hen’s egg white lysozyme in milk and cheese Interlaboratory collaborative study.

This article presents the results of an international collaborative study conducted to validate previous technical specifications for the measurement of lysozyme in cheese.


Pages: 29 - Paper: 35.00€ - Electronic: 32.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 476/2014 – The World Dairy Situation 2014

This authoritative publication contains a wealth of data on the production, consumption, retail prices and trade for dairy products as well as statistics showing the number of dairy farms and dairy cows up to the 2013 calendar year. Analysis of these sectors is also presented in a number of chapters and the Bulletin also features reports on 50 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors.


Pages: 230 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 475/2014 - Proceedings of the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum - Parma, Italy, 21 June 2014

This publication contains seventeen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt through their implementation. The papers were presented and discussed at the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum in Parma, Italy, on the 21 June 2014 at the offices of the European Food Safety Authority and attended by participants from 16 countries.

Presentations cover a variety of approaches to manage Johne’s disease, from compulsory regulations targeting clinical disease to voluntary industry programmes aimed at reducing economic impact and supporting the production of high quality milk. A common theme was the integration of various testing strategies with important hygiene measures to prevent new infections.

The papers highlight the successes and challenges and the importance of communications and incentives to maintain farmer engagement and cooperation, in order to ensure Johne’s disease control programmes are more effective in the future.

Pages: 103 - Paper: 125.00€ - Electronic: 114.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 474/2014  - Detecting antibiotic residues in milk - Guidance on the application of screening and confirmatory methods in integrated dairy chain management

The document provides tools that can be implemented at any level of the dairy chain and can help in choosing the most suitable method. Sampling good practices, recommendations for sample storage, advantages and disadvantages of available methods and procedures applied to validate the tests are all discussed and the document ends with examples of applied strategies in different countries.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  39.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 473/2014  - Compilation of some presentations from the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains thirteen papers presented at conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit

in Yokohama (Japan) from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The conferences topics were Children and

milk, Animal health and welfare, Dairy farming, Nutrition and health, Marketing, Environment and Food

safety.

This bulletin contains 99 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 472/2014  - Posters presented at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains fifteen posters presented during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan from 28 October to 1 November 2013.

The articles cover a wide range of topics: from probiotics, manufacturing processes, contaminant analysis and the dairy industry in Japan to issues affecting the environmental impact of dairy farming.

Pages:  119 - Paper:  149.00€ - Electronic:  132.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 471/2014  - Detection of inhibitors and antimicrobial residues in milk and dairy products by screening methods - Guidance on preparation of the test portion.

Treatment of lactating cows with antimicrobial agents can result in the presence of drug residues in milk. Tests available for the screening of antimicrobial residues have been developed, and often validated, on raw milk and are not immediately applicable to dairy products such as whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, whey, condensed milk, buttermilk, etc. Many dairy products require special preparation before they can be used in screening procedures routinely used for raw milk.

This article presents ways of preparing various dairy products to obtain appropriate test samples.

Detailed procedures are given for the reconstitution of dried samples such as milk powder and for the preparation of samples of cream, butter, yogurt and cheese. Particular attention is paid to the dilution necessary for test samples of various types.

Pages: 12– Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 9.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 470/2013 - The World Dairy Situation 2013


Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Yokohama (Japan), in October/November 2013. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.


Pages: 237 – Paper 125.00€ – Electronic 95.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 469/2013 - Requirements for Reference Materials for the Calibration of Automated Somatic Cell Counters


Report produced of an international project focusing on analytical harmonisation in somatic cell counting, managed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and providing guidance for the production of suitable reference materials for somatic cell counting according to ISO 13366-2 | IDF 148-2.


Pages: 34 – Paper 42.00€ – Electronic 38.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 468/2013 - Interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese-ISO 27871/IDF224


Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese.


Pages: 9 – Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 10.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 467/2013 - Collaborative study of ISO 26323/IDF 213 on determination of the acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement (CpH)


This report compiles the results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement with the method described in ISO 26323|IDF 213.


Pages: 11 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 466/2013 - Guidelines for the use and interpretation of bovine milk somatic cell counts (SCC) in the dairy industry


Somatic cell count (SCC) is the most frequently used indicator of udder health in dairy cows. This article looks at the scientific and practical aspects of determining the SCC in milk and how the counts can vary.

Pages: 14 - Paper: 20.00€ - Electronic: 16.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 465/2013  - Identification and assessment of emerging issues associated with chemical contaminants in dairy products

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has expanded its monitoring of residues

of antibiotics, antiparasitics and other substances in animal products in order to identify whether

the levels of such substances are at safe concentrations for human consumption. A new national

program (RENARA) for identifying and managing the risks associated with the presence of residues and

contaminants in food is outlined

 

This bulletin contains 11 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 464/2013

Emerging Dairy Sector Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa - October 2012

This publication comprises two papers presented at the Emerging Dairy Sector Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012:

  • Dairy: nutritional value for money for South African consumers
  • The benefits of animal welfare for farmers and the environment in emerging economies

 

This bulletin contains 28 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 463/2013

Proceedings of The Nutrition and Health Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012-Cape Town, South Africa-October 2012

This publication contains six presentations and one poster presented at the Nutrition and Health Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012.

Presentations included:

  • Dairy's role in sustainable diets
  • The DASH diet: a diet with a focus on dairy
  • The benefits of milk and dairy consumption: addressing misconceptions about dairy and vascular disease
  • Can consumption of milk and milk products be an aid to body weight regulation?
  • Dairy components in therapeutic foods for malnutrition result in improved clinical outcomes
  • Dairy protein and muscle maintenance in the elderly

Paper presented:

  • Metabolic effect of milk and fermented milk on parathyroid hormone response and bone metabolism

Pages: 64 - Paper: 60.00 € - Electronic: 55.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 462/2013

 Identification of probiotics at strain level - Guidance document

 

Correct assignment of probiotic strains to species or sub-species is indispensable for evaluating the genetic background of the micro-organisms the probiotic properties are imbedded in. Strain identification, based on typing methods, is described. The methods, however, are limited to only allowing to demonstrate identity or non-identity of the strain in question with that of a given probiotic strain. The authors emphasize the need for care in interpreting the results and the use of all available peripheral information in reaching a conclusion.


Pages: 12 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

IDF Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production


This Guide aims to provide a framework to support the responsible use of antimicrobial agents on dairy farms and provides examples of recommended practices in their regulation, supply and use. It also stresses the need for a whole supply chain approach to ensure food safety.


This bulletin contains 53 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

Bulletin of the IDF No.461/2013

Collaborative Studies on Methods to Determine Enzyme Activity in Cheese Making


Three different collaborative studies on the activities and compositions of different enzyme preparations in cheese making are presented in this issue of the Bulletin of IDF.


The methods studied were: Microbial Coagulants – Determination of total milk-clotting activity (ISO 15174 | IDF 176), Calf rennet and adult bovine rennet – Determination by chromatography of chymosin and bovine pepsin contents (ISO 15163 | IDF 110) and the draft version of the method Milk and milk products – Determination of the lipase activity of pregastric lipase preparation (ISO 13082 | IDF 218).


Pages: 21 – Paper €28 – Electronic €25

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 460/2012

Proceedings of the 3rd ParaTB Forum

This publication contains fourteen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt throughout their implementation. The majority were presented at the 3rd ParaTB Forum in Sydney, Australia, on 4 February 2012. Each report provides details of the control programme in question – the resources available, the strategies implemented, and a measure of its success.

Pages: 68 – Paper €80 – Electronic €75

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 459/2012

Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination of Dried Dairy Products according to ISO 8968-1/2/ IDF 20-1/2

Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of Kjeldahl nitrogen in milk powders, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, casein, caseinate and infant formulas in order to extend the scope of ISO 8968-1/2¦IDF 20-1/2. Twenty eight powder samples, with a range of crude protein content, varying between 11.7 and 92.4%(m/m), were prepared and dispatched to the participating laboratories as blind duplicates.

The report gives details of the techniques required to optimise digestion procedures to obtain the maximum nitrogen result for each sample type. The statistical analysis of the results gave a repeatability value, r, of 0.7% of the mean result and a reproducibility value, R, of 1.3% of the result obtained.

Pages: 14 – Paper €20 – Electronic €17

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 458/2012

The World Dairy Situation 2012

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Cape Town (South Africa), in November 2012. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages:235 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 457/2012

Proceedings of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 Parma, Italy, 12-19 Ocotber 2011

This Bulletin presents a collection of papers from conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, in October 2011. Conferences covered include Animal Feeding, Animal Health, Dairy Policies and Nutrition.

This bulletin contains 108 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 456/2012

Interlaboratory trial on the Potentiometric Method for the Determination of Titratable Acidity in Fermented Milks according to ISO/TS 11869 | IDF/RM 150

Results and statistical analysis of an interlaboratory trial to establish the repeatablity of the international standard method for determining the titratable acidity of a variety of fermented milks, including yogurt, drinking yogurt, fermented milk, fermented buttermilk and fresh cheese with varying fat contents and with or without added flavours and fruits.

Pages: 10 - Paper : 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 455/2012

Safety Demonstration of Microbial Food Cultures (MFC) in Fermented Milk Products

Revision of the previous 2002 IDF inventory of microorganisms with technological beneficial use in food fermentations. The scope of the current approach has been widened to microorganisms with a role in fermentations in a wider range of food matrices (dairy, meat, fish, vegetables, cereals, beverages, and vinegar) and in traditional food products worldwide.

While the rationale has been peer reviewed and published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, IDF proposes now a more applicable demonstration for food business operators and competent authorities.

This bulletin contains 66 pages and can be downloaded here

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 454/2012

Air Emissions from Dairy Processing and Energy Plants

The report presents an overview of definitions, sources, legal requirements, and technical solutions for air emission control in dairy processing and control of dust emissions from energy supply plants in dairy production.

This paper highlights the fact that, while the dairy industry contributes to dust emissions, it is not a significant source in global terms.

Furthermore, the report demonstrates the capacity of technological solutions such as cyclones, wet filters and tubular filters to reduce these emissions from powder drying plants.

The report also shows that the choice of fuel/energy source can have a significant influence on dust/particulate emission from energy supply plants and illustrates the different influences resulting from such choices.

Pages:  27 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here
 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 453/2012

Guidance for the evaluation of precision characteristics of physicochemical quantitative analytical methods for milk and milk products

Guidance for dairy analysts in applying ISO 5725 - Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results. Design of, and statistical treatment of, results from interlaboratory collaborative studies on chemical and physical methods of analysis for dairy products. Handling and characteristics of samples, identification and treatment of abnormal values, flowchart for decision making, uncertainty relating to data, comparison of precision figures, meta-analyses.

Pages: 55 - Paper 70.00€ - Electronic 65.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 452/2011

Collaborative Study on Nitrate in Milk and Milk Products using a Method by Enzymatic Reduction and Photometric Determination after Griess Reaction (International Standard ISO 20541 | IDF 197)

An alternative method for determining the content of nitrate in milk and milk products that does not involve any reagent that can have a negative effect of the environment has been developed (ISO 20541 | IDF 197) and tested in an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility). This report describes the interlaboratory study and gives the results in full.

Pages: 35 - Paper 36.00€ - Electronic 32.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 451/2011

The World Dairy Situation 2011

Annual survey containing statistics on production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 225  Electronic: 125.00€

 

IDF Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice (2011)

This second edition of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products.

The Guide focuses on the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social and environmental management at the farm level. Dairy farmers' production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives can be achieved on their farm.

The practices that are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that are of relevance to their situation.

This guide contains 50 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 450/2011

Determination of Water Content in Lactose by Karl Fischer Titration – Interlaboratory collaborative study

The traditional gravimetric oven drying method for determining water content in dried dairy products does not give reliable results when applied to lactose. A Karl Fischer Titration method that determines molecular water has been developed and tested in an international collaborative study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility) for its adoption as an international standard by IDF and ISO (ISO 12 779 | IDF 227).

Pages: 14 - Paper: 18.00€ - Electronic: 15.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 449/2011

Integrated Supply Chain Management

The Bulletin sets out in two chapters how Integrated Chain Management (ICM) for Food Safety is an important tool in ensuring the hygienic safety of food products, including milk and milk products.  One chapter sets out the leading principles of ICM and the second provides the guidelines on integrity of suppliers' milk and examples of approaches that can be used to counteract systematic and/or large scale adulteration.

Also an article setting out the principles of Fourier Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FITR) and its application to detecting adulteration of milk.

Pages:  31 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 448/2011

Suggested Interpretation of Mastitis Terminology (revision of Bulletin No 338/1999)

A guide to unambiguous terms intended to minimise differences between different countries and facilitate communication between users of mastitis data. This updates Bulletin 338/1999 and incorporates improvements in knowledge over the past 12 years.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 447/2010

New Applications of Mid Infra-Red Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk Products - Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

This article on saturated and unsaturated fatty acids is the next one in a series of papers about new applications of mid infra-red spectrometry in the analysis of milk and milk products.

Previous issues include:

Bulletin 383/2003 - Urea, Freezing Point, pH determination, Lactic acid and specific sugars

Bulletin 406/2006 - Casein, Free fatty acids

Products with an higher content of unsaturated fatty acids interest the dairy sector. Modern analytical and statistical techniques provide accurate results on the contents of saturated, unsaturated, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids in products from cow, goat and ewe milk. Mid infra-red spectroscopy with Fourier Transform Infra-Red technology (FTIR) can be applied as a screening method, milk payment parameter and as a tool for optimising dairy cattle feeding.

Pages:  17 - Paper:  25.00€ - Electronic:  20.00

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 446/2010

The World Dairy Situation 2010

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Auckland (NZ), in November 2010. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 206 Electronic: 125.00€

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 445/2010

A common carbon footprint approach for dairy - The IDF guide to standard lifecycle assessment methodology for the dairy sector - E-form

Creating consistency and a clear message on the quantification of carbon footprint is important for the reputation of the world dairy sector to highlight the high level of engagement that is already taking place in relation to this issue, and to identify practices that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The IDF guide is the first international consensus document describing a common carbon footprint approach for dairy products including addressing the common LCA challenges of allocation to co-products and land use change. The document identifies the key areas in which there is currently ambiguity or differing views on approach while it recommends a science-based approach that can also be inserted into existing or developing methodologies for practical application in developing and developed dairy industries across the world. The IDF guide has been developed in close collaboration and with the active involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform).

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 444/2010

Feed-associated Mycotoxins in the Dairy Chain: Occurrence and Control - E-form

Review of current scientific knowledge about the major mycotoxins of concern to dairy cattle and dairy products, their occurrence in feedstuffs, conditions under which they are formed, their metabolism in cattle and carry-over into milk: information on the risks of mycotoxins in relation to human food safety and animal health, current status with respect to legislation and limits in feed and dairy products including Codex Alimentarius standards, measures to control mycotoxin contamination of animal feedstuffs and exposure of animals, analysis and sampling: extensive bibliography.

Pages:  25 -  Paper:  28.00€ -  Electronic:  25.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 443/2010

Environmental issues at dairy farm level

The dairy sector worldwide is confronted with a triple challenge – how to feed an increasingly large human population, how to control the impact of dairy production on the global environment and, at the same time, to discover new ways of managing animal and milk production to achieve these aims. The papers in this IDF Bulletin provide an overall review of the interaction between milk production and the environment and possible measures to minimize the impact of each on the other, and illustrate the practical steps that can be and are being taken by the dairy sector in a variety of countries and in relation to specific environmental issues: air quality, soil quality, water quality, energy use, pesticide residues.

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 442/2010

Current situation & compilation of commercially available screening methods for the detection of inhibitors/antibiotic residues in milk - E-form


Abstract: The presence or absence of residues of antibiotics and microbial growth inhibitors in milk is checked routinely and systematically in all dairy countries. A wide range of screening test kits is available to the dairy sector for this purpose. This compilation brings together recent information on what is available commercially, the analytical principle of the tests, their limits of detection and their use in practice (e g, on-farm, in the dairy plant and the control laboratory), together the background of the regulatory requirements concerning the minimum levels permitted for the residues in milk.

Pages: 164 - Price: 94 Euro - Date: 2010

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 441/2009

Monitoring success of paratuberculosis programs Proceedings of 2nd Paratuberculosis Forum, Minneapolis, August 2009

Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of economic loss to the cattle and small ruminant industries. The dairy sector (and the beef sector) have studied how to control and reduce the prevalence and spread of this disease for many years. The 2nd ParaTB Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 8 August 2009 provided the opportunity to consider national and regional control and eradication programs on paratuberculosis in dairy herds with the emphasis on monitoring the effectiveness ot these programs and analysing the factors affecting their degree of success.The programs developed in four different countries, covering a wide variety of dairy regimes, were reviewed and discussed.

Pages: 41 - Price: 42 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 440/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination in Sheep and Goat Milk according to ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2

The reference method for determination of nitrogen in milk (International Standard ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2) was subjected to an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision characteristics (reproduci-bility, R, and repeatability, r) when the method is applied to sheep milk and goat milk. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 24 - Price: 25 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 439/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Studies on Reference Method ISO 1211|IDF 1 for the Determination of the Fat Content in Cow Milk, Sheep Milk and Goat Milk

The gravimetric reference method for determination of fat in milk (International Standard ISO 1211| IDF 1) was subjected to new international interlaboratory studies to establish its precision characteristics (reproducibility, R, and repeatability, r). In these new studies the method was applied to cow whole milk, cow reduced fat milk and cow skimmed milk and to milk from sheep and goats. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 34 - Price: 30 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 438/2009

The World Dairy Situation 2009

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures from the dairy sector and other sources. It also sets out the largest dairy companies by turnover and by milk intake. This year's edition also features articles on:

  •  World Market Perspectives
  •  the Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU
  •   the work of the International Farm Comparison Network in 2008
  •  Milk Price Developments 1996-2008
  •  IFCN ranking of milk processors by milk intake

Also contained are comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries, and a review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Page: 107 - Price: 75 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 437/2009

Effects of Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Dairy Industry

Position paper outlining the effects that an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease can have on the dairy industry in any country in the world. In some countries the dairy industries are complex and integrated, as most of the milk or milk products produced are destined for international trade, whereas in other countries most of the milk and milk products produced are for local consumption. There are three key issues: FMD is highly infectious and spreads very rapidly through a population of susceptible dairy animals. An outbreak will result in severe economic consequences to dairy producers and processors and the country as a whole; Control measures are aimed at preventing spread to livestock as FMD is not a public health issue for human consumers of milk and milk products.

Page: 11 - Price: 11 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 436/2009

Environmental/Ecological Impact of the Dairy Sector:
Abstract: Literature review on dairy products for an inventory of key issues
List of environmental initiativess and influences on the dairy sector.

Survey commissioned by the IDF with the aims of highlighting the key issues for the dairy sector based on a literature review focused on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and of giving an overview of initiatives and labels that play a role for the dairy sector and what they imply for the various industry sectors.

Pages: 60 - Price: Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 435/2009

Standardization of a Chemiluminescent Method to Detect Alkaline Phosphatase in Liquid Dairy Products - E-Form
Abstract: Collaborative studies for the IDF/ISO standard: ISO 22160|IDF 209:2007 - Milk and milk-based drinks - Determination of alkaline phosphatase activity - Enzymatic photo-activated system (EPAS) method.

Pages: 14 - Price: 14 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 434/2009

International Collaborative Study on the Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Determination of Milk Fat Purity in Milk and Milk Products by Analysis of Triglycerides - Draft international standard ISO 17678|IDF 202 - E-Form

Adulteration with cheaper fats of milkfat naturally present in pure milk products is not a new problem but the methods of analysis available to detect adulteration and determine its extent have only been sufficiently sensitive to carry out the task satisfactorily relatively recently. A new draft International standard has been produced by IDF and ISO (ISO 17678|IDF 202) based on the gas chromatographic analysis of triglycerides (TG), separated by carbon number, and the derivation of TG equations from the data using multivariate statistics. A combination of the results of TG contents is used for the detection of different kinds of foreign fat in pure milk products. The new method also covers recent improvements in the analytical technique.

The international collaborative study conducted to determine figures for the repeatability (r) and reproducibility (R) applicable to milkfat in products from a wide range of geographical origins is described and the newly-determined precision figures are given for fire TG equations being differently sensitive for a wide range of adulterant fats.

Pages: 19 - Price: 18 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 433/2009

A Revolution in Food Safety Management - E-Form

Proceedings of the IDF/FAO Symposium “A Revolution in Food Safety Management – Practical implementation in the dairy product chain”, Bali (ID), 13-15 February 2008. Papers are related to charting a new course in food safety with the development and implementation of risk-based metrics; incorporating risk-based metrics in HACCP plans; getting to grips with pathogens; practices, perception and role of risk management & risk communication.

Pages: 108 - Price: 70 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin No. 432/2008

The World Dairy Situation 2008 - E-Form

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures as well as comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries.  Also articles on the prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU, world market perspectives and an analysis by the Internaitonal Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) of carbon footprints in dairy farming.

 

Pages: 95 - Price: 75 Euros

 

 

Bulletin No. 431/2008

Dioxin and PCB Levels in Milk - E-Form

A document based on replies to IDF questionnaire 3002/SCRCC – Dioxin/PCB levels in milk. Since the health concerns peaks of the late 90's, the dioxin and related compounds issue has evolved in most of the developed countries. Due to its rapid transfer to the food chain, the key to reduce human exposure to PCDDs/PCDFs is to reduce the releases into the environment. Through regulation and voluntary efforts, releases of dioxin to the environment, and particularly where milk is concerned, have been dramatically reduced.

Pages: 20 - Price: 19 Euros

 
Bulletin of the IDF No. 484/2016 - Proceedings of the 5th Paratuberculosis Forum - Nantes, France, 19 June 2016

Pages 75 – Paper 185€ - Electronic 85€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 483/2016 - Fluorimetric Method for the Determination of Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Cow's Milk Cheese: Interlaboratory Collaborative Study

This article presents the results of a collaborative study conducted to generate precision data for the revised International Standard ISO 11816-2|IDF 155-2, the fluorimetric method for the determination of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in cheese.

Pages 21 – Paper 125€ - Electronic 25€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 482/2016 - Evaluation of nitrogen conversion factors for dairy and soy

This Bulletin reviews the scientific literature pertaining to nitrogen conversion factors (NCFs) for dairy products and soy products. It presents substantial scientific evidence that supports the use of a specific NCF of 6.38 for milk protein and of 5.71 for soy protein, rather than a single inaccurate factor of 6.25.

Pages 38– This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 481/2015 – The World Dairy Situation 2015


This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2014/15, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.


Pages: 252 - Electronic: 250.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 480/2015 – The Contribution of School Milk Programmes to the Nutrition of Children Worldwide


Conducted jointly by FAO and IDF, with the support of Tetra Laval, this survey is the largest of its kind in many years. It provides an in-depth look at school milk programmes in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.


The 57 countries who participated in the survey supplied a large amount of information on consumption, programme structure, nutrition, promotion, packaging, market value, administration and distribution.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 479/2015 - A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector: The IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology


In 2010, Bulletin 445/2010 (the first edition of ‘A Common Carbon Footprint Approach for Dairy: The IDF Guide to Standard Life Cycle Assessment Methodology for the Dairy Sector”) was published. The guide has now been reviewed and revised to reflect evolving science and standards in carbon footprint methodology and this Bulletin replaces Bulletin 445.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 478/2015 - Interlaboratory collaborative study on a flow cytometry method for lactic acid bacteria quantification in starter cultures, probiotics and fermented milk products according to ISO 19344/IDF 232


This article presents the report and results of the international collaborative study conducted to validate the international standard ISO 19344 / IDF 232, Milk and milk products – Starter cultures, probiotics, and fermented products – Quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry.


Pages 48 – Paper 60.00€ - Electronic 54.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 477/2014 – Determination of hen’s egg white lysozyme in milk and cheese Interlaboratory collaborative study.

This article presents the results of an international collaborative study conducted to validate previous technical specifications for the measurement of lysozyme in cheese.


Pages: 29 - Paper: 35.00€ - Electronic: 32.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 476/2014 – The World Dairy Situation 2014

This authoritative publication contains a wealth of data on the production, consumption, retail prices and trade for dairy products as well as statistics showing the number of dairy farms and dairy cows up to the 2013 calendar year. Analysis of these sectors is also presented in a number of chapters and the Bulletin also features reports on 50 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors.


Pages: 230 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 475/2014 - Proceedings of the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum - Parma, Italy, 21 June 2014

This publication contains seventeen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt through their implementation. The papers were presented and discussed at the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum in Parma, Italy, on the 21 June 2014 at the offices of the European Food Safety Authority and attended by participants from 16 countries.

Presentations cover a variety of approaches to manage Johne’s disease, from compulsory regulations targeting clinical disease to voluntary industry programmes aimed at reducing economic impact and supporting the production of high quality milk. A common theme was the integration of various testing strategies with important hygiene measures to prevent new infections.

The papers highlight the successes and challenges and the importance of communications and incentives to maintain farmer engagement and cooperation, in order to ensure Johne’s disease control programmes are more effective in the future.

Pages: 103 - Paper: 125.00€ - Electronic: 114.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 474/2014  - Detecting antibiotic residues in milk - Guidance on the application of screening and confirmatory methods in integrated dairy chain management

The document provides tools that can be implemented at any level of the dairy chain and can help in choosing the most suitable method. Sampling good practices, recommendations for sample storage, advantages and disadvantages of available methods and procedures applied to validate the tests are all discussed and the document ends with examples of applied strategies in different countries.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  39.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 473/2014  - Compilation of some presentations from the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains thirteen papers presented at conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit

in Yokohama (Japan) from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The conferences topics were Children and

milk, Animal health and welfare, Dairy farming, Nutrition and health, Marketing, Environment and Food

safety.

This bulletin contains 99 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 472/2014  - Posters presented at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains fifteen posters presented during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan from 28 October to 1 November 2013.

The articles cover a wide range of topics: from probiotics, manufacturing processes, contaminant analysis and the dairy industry in Japan to issues affecting the environmental impact of dairy farming.

Pages:  119 - Paper:  149.00€ - Electronic:  132.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 471/2014  - Detection of inhibitors and antimicrobial residues in milk and dairy products by screening methods - Guidance on preparation of the test portion.

Treatment of lactating cows with antimicrobial agents can result in the presence of drug residues in milk. Tests available for the screening of antimicrobial residues have been developed, and often validated, on raw milk and are not immediately applicable to dairy products such as whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, whey, condensed milk, buttermilk, etc. Many dairy products require special preparation before they can be used in screening procedures routinely used for raw milk.

This article presents ways of preparing various dairy products to obtain appropriate test samples.

Detailed procedures are given for the reconstitution of dried samples such as milk powder and for the preparation of samples of cream, butter, yogurt and cheese. Particular attention is paid to the dilution necessary for test samples of various types.

Pages: 12– Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 9.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 470/2013 - The World Dairy Situation 2013


Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Yokohama (Japan), in October/November 2013. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.


Pages: 237 – Paper 125.00€ – Electronic 95.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 469/2013 - Requirements for Reference Materials for the Calibration of Automated Somatic Cell Counters


Report produced of an international project focusing on analytical harmonisation in somatic cell counting, managed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and providing guidance for the production of suitable reference materials for somatic cell counting according to ISO 13366-2 | IDF 148-2.


Pages: 34 – Paper 42.00€ – Electronic 38.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 468/2013 - Interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese-ISO 27871/IDF224


Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese.


Pages: 9 – Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 10.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 467/2013 - Collaborative study of ISO 26323/IDF 213 on determination of the acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement (CpH)


This report compiles the results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement with the method described in ISO 26323|IDF 213.


Pages: 11 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 466/2013 - Guidelines for the use and interpretation of bovine milk somatic cell counts (SCC) in the dairy industry


Somatic cell count (SCC) is the most frequently used indicator of udder health in dairy cows. This article looks at the scientific and practical aspects of determining the SCC in milk and how the counts can vary.

Pages: 14 - Paper: 20.00€ - Electronic: 16.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 465/2013  - Identification and assessment of emerging issues associated with chemical contaminants in dairy products

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has expanded its monitoring of residues

of antibiotics, antiparasitics and other substances in animal products in order to identify whether

the levels of such substances are at safe concentrations for human consumption. A new national

program (RENARA) for identifying and managing the risks associated with the presence of residues and

contaminants in food is outlined

 

This bulletin contains 11 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 464/2013

Emerging Dairy Sector Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa - October 2012

This publication comprises two papers presented at the Emerging Dairy Sector Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012:

  • Dairy: nutritional value for money for South African consumers
  • The benefits of animal welfare for farmers and the environment in emerging economies

 

This bulletin contains 28 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 463/2013

Proceedings of The Nutrition and Health Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012-Cape Town, South Africa-October 2012

This publication contains six presentations and one poster presented at the Nutrition and Health Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012.

Presentations included:

  • Dairy's role in sustainable diets
  • The DASH diet: a diet with a focus on dairy
  • The benefits of milk and dairy consumption: addressing misconceptions about dairy and vascular disease
  • Can consumption of milk and milk products be an aid to body weight regulation?
  • Dairy components in therapeutic foods for malnutrition result in improved clinical outcomes
  • Dairy protein and muscle maintenance in the elderly

Paper presented:

  • Metabolic effect of milk and fermented milk on parathyroid hormone response and bone metabolism

Pages: 64 - Paper: 60.00 € - Electronic: 55.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 462/2013

 Identification of probiotics at strain level - Guidance document

 

Correct assignment of probiotic strains to species or sub-species is indispensable for evaluating the genetic background of the micro-organisms the probiotic properties are imbedded in. Strain identification, based on typing methods, is described. The methods, however, are limited to only allowing to demonstrate identity or non-identity of the strain in question with that of a given probiotic strain. The authors emphasize the need for care in interpreting the results and the use of all available peripheral information in reaching a conclusion.


Pages: 12 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

IDF Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production


This Guide aims to provide a framework to support the responsible use of antimicrobial agents on dairy farms and provides examples of recommended practices in their regulation, supply and use. It also stresses the need for a whole supply chain approach to ensure food safety.


This bulletin contains 53 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

Bulletin of the IDF No.461/2013

Collaborative Studies on Methods to Determine Enzyme Activity in Cheese Making


Three different collaborative studies on the activities and compositions of different enzyme preparations in cheese making are presented in this issue of the Bulletin of IDF.


The methods studied were: Microbial Coagulants – Determination of total milk-clotting activity (ISO 15174 | IDF 176), Calf rennet and adult bovine rennet – Determination by chromatography of chymosin and bovine pepsin contents (ISO 15163 | IDF 110) and the draft version of the method Milk and milk products – Determination of the lipase activity of pregastric lipase preparation (ISO 13082 | IDF 218).


Pages: 21 – Paper €28 – Electronic €25

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 460/2012

Proceedings of the 3rd ParaTB Forum

This publication contains fourteen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt throughout their implementation. The majority were presented at the 3rd ParaTB Forum in Sydney, Australia, on 4 February 2012. Each report provides details of the control programme in question – the resources available, the strategies implemented, and a measure of its success.

Pages: 68 – Paper €80 – Electronic €75

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 459/2012

Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination of Dried Dairy Products according to ISO 8968-1/2/ IDF 20-1/2

Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of Kjeldahl nitrogen in milk powders, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, casein, caseinate and infant formulas in order to extend the scope of ISO 8968-1/2¦IDF 20-1/2. Twenty eight powder samples, with a range of crude protein content, varying between 11.7 and 92.4%(m/m), were prepared and dispatched to the participating laboratories as blind duplicates.

The report gives details of the techniques required to optimise digestion procedures to obtain the maximum nitrogen result for each sample type. The statistical analysis of the results gave a repeatability value, r, of 0.7% of the mean result and a reproducibility value, R, of 1.3% of the result obtained.

Pages: 14 – Paper €20 – Electronic €17

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 458/2012

The World Dairy Situation 2012

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Cape Town (South Africa), in November 2012. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages:235 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 457/2012

Proceedings of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 Parma, Italy, 12-19 Ocotber 2011

This Bulletin presents a collection of papers from conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, in October 2011. Conferences covered include Animal Feeding, Animal Health, Dairy Policies and Nutrition.

This bulletin contains 108 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 456/2012

Interlaboratory trial on the Potentiometric Method for the Determination of Titratable Acidity in Fermented Milks according to ISO/TS 11869 | IDF/RM 150

Results and statistical analysis of an interlaboratory trial to establish the repeatablity of the international standard method for determining the titratable acidity of a variety of fermented milks, including yogurt, drinking yogurt, fermented milk, fermented buttermilk and fresh cheese with varying fat contents and with or without added flavours and fruits.

Pages: 10 - Paper : 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 455/2012

Safety Demonstration of Microbial Food Cultures (MFC) in Fermented Milk Products

Revision of the previous 2002 IDF inventory of microorganisms with technological beneficial use in food fermentations. The scope of the current approach has been widened to microorganisms with a role in fermentations in a wider range of food matrices (dairy, meat, fish, vegetables, cereals, beverages, and vinegar) and in traditional food products worldwide.

While the rationale has been peer reviewed and published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, IDF proposes now a more applicable demonstration for food business operators and competent authorities.

This bulletin contains 66 pages and can be downloaded here

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 454/2012

Air Emissions from Dairy Processing and Energy Plants

The report presents an overview of definitions, sources, legal requirements, and technical solutions for air emission control in dairy processing and control of dust emissions from energy supply plants in dairy production.

This paper highlights the fact that, while the dairy industry contributes to dust emissions, it is not a significant source in global terms.

Furthermore, the report demonstrates the capacity of technological solutions such as cyclones, wet filters and tubular filters to reduce these emissions from powder drying plants.

The report also shows that the choice of fuel/energy source can have a significant influence on dust/particulate emission from energy supply plants and illustrates the different influences resulting from such choices.

Pages:  27 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here
 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 453/2012

Guidance for the evaluation of precision characteristics of physicochemical quantitative analytical methods for milk and milk products

Guidance for dairy analysts in applying ISO 5725 - Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results. Design of, and statistical treatment of, results from interlaboratory collaborative studies on chemical and physical methods of analysis for dairy products. Handling and characteristics of samples, identification and treatment of abnormal values, flowchart for decision making, uncertainty relating to data, comparison of precision figures, meta-analyses.

Pages: 55 - Paper 70.00€ - Electronic 65.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 452/2011

Collaborative Study on Nitrate in Milk and Milk Products using a Method by Enzymatic Reduction and Photometric Determination after Griess Reaction (International Standard ISO 20541 | IDF 197)

An alternative method for determining the content of nitrate in milk and milk products that does not involve any reagent that can have a negative effect of the environment has been developed (ISO 20541 | IDF 197) and tested in an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility). This report describes the interlaboratory study and gives the results in full.

Pages: 35 - Paper 36.00€ - Electronic 32.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 451/2011

The World Dairy Situation 2011

Annual survey containing statistics on production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 225  Electronic: 125.00€

 

IDF Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice (2011)

This second edition of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products.

The Guide focuses on the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social and environmental management at the farm level. Dairy farmers' production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives can be achieved on their farm.

The practices that are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that are of relevance to their situation.

This guide contains 50 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 450/2011

Determination of Water Content in Lactose by Karl Fischer Titration – Interlaboratory collaborative study

The traditional gravimetric oven drying method for determining water content in dried dairy products does not give reliable results when applied to lactose. A Karl Fischer Titration method that determines molecular water has been developed and tested in an international collaborative study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility) for its adoption as an international standard by IDF and ISO (ISO 12 779 | IDF 227).

Pages: 14 - Paper: 18.00€ - Electronic: 15.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 449/2011

Integrated Supply Chain Management

The Bulletin sets out in two chapters how Integrated Chain Management (ICM) for Food Safety is an important tool in ensuring the hygienic safety of food products, including milk and milk products.  One chapter sets out the leading principles of ICM and the second provides the guidelines on integrity of suppliers' milk and examples of approaches that can be used to counteract systematic and/or large scale adulteration.

Also an article setting out the principles of Fourier Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FITR) and its application to detecting adulteration of milk.

Pages:  31 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 448/2011

Suggested Interpretation of Mastitis Terminology (revision of Bulletin No 338/1999)

A guide to unambiguous terms intended to minimise differences between different countries and facilitate communication between users of mastitis data. This updates Bulletin 338/1999 and incorporates improvements in knowledge over the past 12 years.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 447/2010

New Applications of Mid Infra-Red Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk Products - Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

This article on saturated and unsaturated fatty acids is the next one in a series of papers about new applications of mid infra-red spectrometry in the analysis of milk and milk products.

Previous issues include:

Bulletin 383/2003 - Urea, Freezing Point, pH determination, Lactic acid and specific sugars

Bulletin 406/2006 - Casein, Free fatty acids

Products with an higher content of unsaturated fatty acids interest the dairy sector. Modern analytical and statistical techniques provide accurate results on the contents of saturated, unsaturated, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids in products from cow, goat and ewe milk. Mid infra-red spectroscopy with Fourier Transform Infra-Red technology (FTIR) can be applied as a screening method, milk payment parameter and as a tool for optimising dairy cattle feeding.

Pages:  17 - Paper:  25.00€ - Electronic:  20.00

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 446/2010

The World Dairy Situation 2010

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Auckland (NZ), in November 2010. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 206 Electronic: 125.00€

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 445/2010

A common carbon footprint approach for dairy - The IDF guide to standard lifecycle assessment methodology for the dairy sector - E-form

Creating consistency and a clear message on the quantification of carbon footprint is important for the reputation of the world dairy sector to highlight the high level of engagement that is already taking place in relation to this issue, and to identify practices that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The IDF guide is the first international consensus document describing a common carbon footprint approach for dairy products including addressing the common LCA challenges of allocation to co-products and land use change. The document identifies the key areas in which there is currently ambiguity or differing views on approach while it recommends a science-based approach that can also be inserted into existing or developing methodologies for practical application in developing and developed dairy industries across the world. The IDF guide has been developed in close collaboration and with the active involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform).

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 444/2010

Feed-associated Mycotoxins in the Dairy Chain: Occurrence and Control - E-form

Review of current scientific knowledge about the major mycotoxins of concern to dairy cattle and dairy products, their occurrence in feedstuffs, conditions under which they are formed, their metabolism in cattle and carry-over into milk: information on the risks of mycotoxins in relation to human food safety and animal health, current status with respect to legislation and limits in feed and dairy products including Codex Alimentarius standards, measures to control mycotoxin contamination of animal feedstuffs and exposure of animals, analysis and sampling: extensive bibliography.

Pages:  25 -  Paper:  28.00€ -  Electronic:  25.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 443/2010

Environmental issues at dairy farm level

The dairy sector worldwide is confronted with a triple challenge – how to feed an increasingly large human population, how to control the impact of dairy production on the global environment and, at the same time, to discover new ways of managing animal and milk production to achieve these aims. The papers in this IDF Bulletin provide an overall review of the interaction between milk production and the environment and possible measures to minimize the impact of each on the other, and illustrate the practical steps that can be and are being taken by the dairy sector in a variety of countries and in relation to specific environmental issues: air quality, soil quality, water quality, energy use, pesticide residues.

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 442/2010

Current situation & compilation of commercially available screening methods for the detection of inhibitors/antibiotic residues in milk - E-form


Abstract: The presence or absence of residues of antibiotics and microbial growth inhibitors in milk is checked routinely and systematically in all dairy countries. A wide range of screening test kits is available to the dairy sector for this purpose. This compilation brings together recent information on what is available commercially, the analytical principle of the tests, their limits of detection and their use in practice (e g, on-farm, in the dairy plant and the control laboratory), together the background of the regulatory requirements concerning the minimum levels permitted for the residues in milk.

Pages: 164 - Price: 94 Euro - Date: 2010

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 441/2009

Monitoring success of paratuberculosis programs Proceedings of 2nd Paratuberculosis Forum, Minneapolis, August 2009

Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of economic loss to the cattle and small ruminant industries. The dairy sector (and the beef sector) have studied how to control and reduce the prevalence and spread of this disease for many years. The 2nd ParaTB Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 8 August 2009 provided the opportunity to consider national and regional control and eradication programs on paratuberculosis in dairy herds with the emphasis on monitoring the effectiveness ot these programs and analysing the factors affecting their degree of success.The programs developed in four different countries, covering a wide variety of dairy regimes, were reviewed and discussed.

Pages: 41 - Price: 42 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 440/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination in Sheep and Goat Milk according to ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2

The reference method for determination of nitrogen in milk (International Standard ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2) was subjected to an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision characteristics (reproduci-bility, R, and repeatability, r) when the method is applied to sheep milk and goat milk. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 24 - Price: 25 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 439/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Studies on Reference Method ISO 1211|IDF 1 for the Determination of the Fat Content in Cow Milk, Sheep Milk and Goat Milk

The gravimetric reference method for determination of fat in milk (International Standard ISO 1211| IDF 1) was subjected to new international interlaboratory studies to establish its precision characteristics (reproducibility, R, and repeatability, r). In these new studies the method was applied to cow whole milk, cow reduced fat milk and cow skimmed milk and to milk from sheep and goats. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 34 - Price: 30 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 438/2009

The World Dairy Situation 2009

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures from the dairy sector and other sources. It also sets out the largest dairy companies by turnover and by milk intake. This year's edition also features articles on:

  •  World Market Perspectives
  •  the Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU
  •   the work of the International Farm Comparison Network in 2008
  •  Milk Price Developments 1996-2008
  •  IFCN ranking of milk processors by milk intake

Also contained are comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries, and a review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Page: 107 - Price: 75 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 437/2009

Effects of Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Dairy Industry

Position paper outlining the effects that an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease can have on the dairy industry in any country in the world. In some countries the dairy industries are complex and integrated, as most of the milk or milk products produced are destined for international trade, whereas in other countries most of the milk and milk products produced are for local consumption. There are three key issues: FMD is highly infectious and spreads very rapidly through a population of susceptible dairy animals. An outbreak will result in severe economic consequences to dairy producers and processors and the country as a whole; Control measures are aimed at preventing spread to livestock as FMD is not a public health issue for human consumers of milk and milk products.

Page: 11 - Price: 11 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 436/2009

Environmental/Ecological Impact of the Dairy Sector:
Abstract: Literature review on dairy products for an inventory of key issues
List of environmental initiativess and influences on the dairy sector.

Survey commissioned by the IDF with the aims of highlighting the key issues for the dairy sector based on a literature review focused on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and of giving an overview of initiatives and labels that play a role for the dairy sector and what they imply for the various industry sectors.

Pages: 60 - Price: Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 435/2009

Standardization of a Chemiluminescent Method to Detect Alkaline Phosphatase in Liquid Dairy Products - E-Form
Abstract: Collaborative studies for the IDF/ISO standard: ISO 22160|IDF 209:2007 - Milk and milk-based drinks - Determination of alkaline phosphatase activity - Enzymatic photo-activated system (EPAS) method.

Pages: 14 - Price: 14 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 434/2009

International Collaborative Study on the Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Determination of Milk Fat Purity in Milk and Milk Products by Analysis of Triglycerides - Draft international standard ISO 17678|IDF 202 - E-Form

Adulteration with cheaper fats of milkfat naturally present in pure milk products is not a new problem but the methods of analysis available to detect adulteration and determine its extent have only been sufficiently sensitive to carry out the task satisfactorily relatively recently. A new draft International standard has been produced by IDF and ISO (ISO 17678|IDF 202) based on the gas chromatographic analysis of triglycerides (TG), separated by carbon number, and the derivation of TG equations from the data using multivariate statistics. A combination of the results of TG contents is used for the detection of different kinds of foreign fat in pure milk products. The new method also covers recent improvements in the analytical technique.

The international collaborative study conducted to determine figures for the repeatability (r) and reproducibility (R) applicable to milkfat in products from a wide range of geographical origins is described and the newly-determined precision figures are given for fire TG equations being differently sensitive for a wide range of adulterant fats.

Pages: 19 - Price: 18 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 433/2009

A Revolution in Food Safety Management - E-Form

Proceedings of the IDF/FAO Symposium “A Revolution in Food Safety Management – Practical implementation in the dairy product chain”, Bali (ID), 13-15 February 2008. Papers are related to charting a new course in food safety with the development and implementation of risk-based metrics; incorporating risk-based metrics in HACCP plans; getting to grips with pathogens; practices, perception and role of risk management & risk communication.

Pages: 108 - Price: 70 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin No. 432/2008

The World Dairy Situation 2008 - E-Form

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures as well as comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries.  Also articles on the prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU, world market perspectives and an analysis by the Internaitonal Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) of carbon footprints in dairy farming.

 

Pages: 95 - Price: 75 Euros

 

 

Bulletin No. 431/2008

Dioxin and PCB Levels in Milk - E-Form

A document based on replies to IDF questionnaire 3002/SCRCC – Dioxin/PCB levels in milk. Since the health concerns peaks of the late 90's, the dioxin and related compounds issue has evolved in most of the developed countries. Due to its rapid transfer to the food chain, the key to reduce human exposure to PCDDs/PCDFs is to reduce the releases into the environment. Through regulation and voluntary efforts, releases of dioxin to the environment, and particularly where milk is concerned, have been dramatically reduced.

Pages: 20 - Price: 19 Euros

 
Bulletin of the IDF No. 485/2016 -The World Dairy Situation 2016

This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2015/16, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features an overview of the Dairy Sector in the Netherlands and reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. Additional chapters cover the Dairy Leaders in Different World Regions, Dynamics in World Trade and Global Marketing Trends. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.

Pages 259 – Paper 600€ - Electronic 500€


 


Bulletin of the IDF No. 484/2016 - Proceedings of the 5th Paratuberculosis Forum - Nantes, France, 19 June 2016

Pages 75 – Paper 185€ - Electronic 85€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 483/2016 - Fluorimetric Method for the Determination of Alkaline Phosphatase Activity in Cow's Milk Cheese: Interlaboratory Collaborative Study

This article presents the results of a collaborative study conducted to generate precision data for the revised International Standard ISO 11816-2|IDF 155-2, the fluorimetric method for the determination of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in cheese.

Pages 21 – Paper 125€ - Electronic 25€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 482/2016 - Evaluation of nitrogen conversion factors for dairy and soy

This Bulletin reviews the scientific literature pertaining to nitrogen conversion factors (NCFs) for dairy products and soy products. It presents substantial scientific evidence that supports the use of a specific NCF of 6.38 for milk protein and of 5.71 for soy protein, rather than a single inaccurate factor of 6.25.

Pages 38– This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 481/2015 – The World Dairy Situation 2015


This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2014/15, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.


Pages: 252 - Electronic: 250.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 480/2015 – The Contribution of School Milk Programmes to the Nutrition of Children Worldwide


Conducted jointly by FAO and IDF, with the support of Tetra Laval, this survey is the largest of its kind in many years. It provides an in-depth look at school milk programmes in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.


The 57 countries who participated in the survey supplied a large amount of information on consumption, programme structure, nutrition, promotion, packaging, market value, administration and distribution.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 479/2015 - A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector: The IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology


In 2010, Bulletin 445/2010 (the first edition of ‘A Common Carbon Footprint Approach for Dairy: The IDF Guide to Standard Life Cycle Assessment Methodology for the Dairy Sector”) was published. The guide has now been reviewed and revised to reflect evolving science and standards in carbon footprint methodology and this Bulletin replaces Bulletin 445.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 478/2015 - Interlaboratory collaborative study on a flow cytometry method for lactic acid bacteria quantification in starter cultures, probiotics and fermented milk products according to ISO 19344/IDF 232


This article presents the report and results of the international collaborative study conducted to validate the international standard ISO 19344 / IDF 232, Milk and milk products – Starter cultures, probiotics, and fermented products – Quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry.


Pages 48 – Paper 60.00€ - Electronic 54.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 477/2014 – Determination of hen’s egg white lysozyme in milk and cheese Interlaboratory collaborative study.

This article presents the results of an international collaborative study conducted to validate previous technical specifications for the measurement of lysozyme in cheese.


Pages: 29 - Paper: 35.00€ - Electronic: 32.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 476/2014 – The World Dairy Situation 2014

This authoritative publication contains a wealth of data on the production, consumption, retail prices and trade for dairy products as well as statistics showing the number of dairy farms and dairy cows up to the 2013 calendar year. Analysis of these sectors is also presented in a number of chapters and the Bulletin also features reports on 50 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors.


Pages: 230 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 475/2014 - Proceedings of the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum - Parma, Italy, 21 June 2014

This publication contains seventeen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt through their implementation. The papers were presented and discussed at the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum in Parma, Italy, on the 21 June 2014 at the offices of the European Food Safety Authority and attended by participants from 16 countries.

Presentations cover a variety of approaches to manage Johne’s disease, from compulsory regulations targeting clinical disease to voluntary industry programmes aimed at reducing economic impact and supporting the production of high quality milk. A common theme was the integration of various testing strategies with important hygiene measures to prevent new infections.

The papers highlight the successes and challenges and the importance of communications and incentives to maintain farmer engagement and cooperation, in order to ensure Johne’s disease control programmes are more effective in the future.

Pages: 103 - Paper: 125.00€ - Electronic: 114.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 474/2014  - Detecting antibiotic residues in milk - Guidance on the application of screening and confirmatory methods in integrated dairy chain management

The document provides tools that can be implemented at any level of the dairy chain and can help in choosing the most suitable method. Sampling good practices, recommendations for sample storage, advantages and disadvantages of available methods and procedures applied to validate the tests are all discussed and the document ends with examples of applied strategies in different countries.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  39.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 473/2014  - Compilation of some presentations from the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains thirteen papers presented at conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit

in Yokohama (Japan) from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The conferences topics were Children and

milk, Animal health and welfare, Dairy farming, Nutrition and health, Marketing, Environment and Food

safety.

This bulletin contains 99 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 472/2014  - Posters presented at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains fifteen posters presented during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan from 28 October to 1 November 2013.

The articles cover a wide range of topics: from probiotics, manufacturing processes, contaminant analysis and the dairy industry in Japan to issues affecting the environmental impact of dairy farming.

Pages:  119 - Paper:  149.00€ - Electronic:  132.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 471/2014  - Detection of inhibitors and antimicrobial residues in milk and dairy products by screening methods - Guidance on preparation of the test portion.

Treatment of lactating cows with antimicrobial agents can result in the presence of drug residues in milk. Tests available for the screening of antimicrobial residues have been developed, and often validated, on raw milk and are not immediately applicable to dairy products such as whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, whey, condensed milk, buttermilk, etc. Many dairy products require special preparation before they can be used in screening procedures routinely used for raw milk.

This article presents ways of preparing various dairy products to obtain appropriate test samples.

Detailed procedures are given for the reconstitution of dried samples such as milk powder and for the preparation of samples of cream, butter, yogurt and cheese. Particular attention is paid to the dilution necessary for test samples of various types.

Pages: 12– Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 9.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 470/2013 - The World Dairy Situation 2013


Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Yokohama (Japan), in October/November 2013. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.


Pages: 237 – Paper 125.00€ – Electronic 95.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 469/2013 - Requirements for Reference Materials for the Calibration of Automated Somatic Cell Counters


Report produced of an international project focusing on analytical harmonisation in somatic cell counting, managed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and providing guidance for the production of suitable reference materials for somatic cell counting according to ISO 13366-2 | IDF 148-2.


Pages: 34 – Paper 42.00€ – Electronic 38.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 468/2013 - Interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese-ISO 27871/IDF224


Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese.


Pages: 9 – Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 10.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 467/2013 - Collaborative study of ISO 26323/IDF 213 on determination of the acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement (CpH)


This report compiles the results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement with the method described in ISO 26323|IDF 213.


Pages: 11 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 466/2013 - Guidelines for the use and interpretation of bovine milk somatic cell counts (SCC) in the dairy industry


Somatic cell count (SCC) is the most frequently used indicator of udder health in dairy cows. This article looks at the scientific and practical aspects of determining the SCC in milk and how the counts can vary.

Pages: 14 - Paper: 20.00€ - Electronic: 16.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 465/2013  - Identification and assessment of emerging issues associated with chemical contaminants in dairy products

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has expanded its monitoring of residues

of antibiotics, antiparasitics and other substances in animal products in order to identify whether

the levels of such substances are at safe concentrations for human consumption. A new national

program (RENARA) for identifying and managing the risks associated with the presence of residues and

contaminants in food is outlined

 

This bulletin contains 11 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 464/2013

Emerging Dairy Sector Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa - October 2012

This publication comprises two papers presented at the Emerging Dairy Sector Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012:

  • Dairy: nutritional value for money for South African consumers
  • The benefits of animal welfare for farmers and the environment in emerging economies

 

This bulletin contains 28 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 463/2013

Proceedings of The Nutrition and Health Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012-Cape Town, South Africa-October 2012

This publication contains six presentations and one poster presented at the Nutrition and Health Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012.

Presentations included:

  • Dairy's role in sustainable diets
  • The DASH diet: a diet with a focus on dairy
  • The benefits of milk and dairy consumption: addressing misconceptions about dairy and vascular disease
  • Can consumption of milk and milk products be an aid to body weight regulation?
  • Dairy components in therapeutic foods for malnutrition result in improved clinical outcomes
  • Dairy protein and muscle maintenance in the elderly

Paper presented:

  • Metabolic effect of milk and fermented milk on parathyroid hormone response and bone metabolism

Pages: 64 - Paper: 60.00 € - Electronic: 55.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 462/2013

 Identification of probiotics at strain level - Guidance document

 

Correct assignment of probiotic strains to species or sub-species is indispensable for evaluating the genetic background of the micro-organisms the probiotic properties are imbedded in. Strain identification, based on typing methods, is described. The methods, however, are limited to only allowing to demonstrate identity or non-identity of the strain in question with that of a given probiotic strain. The authors emphasize the need for care in interpreting the results and the use of all available peripheral information in reaching a conclusion.


Pages: 12 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

IDF Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production


This Guide aims to provide a framework to support the responsible use of antimicrobial agents on dairy farms and provides examples of recommended practices in their regulation, supply and use. It also stresses the need for a whole supply chain approach to ensure food safety.


This bulletin contains 53 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

Bulletin of the IDF No.461/2013

Collaborative Studies on Methods to Determine Enzyme Activity in Cheese Making


Three different collaborative studies on the activities and compositions of different enzyme preparations in cheese making are presented in this issue of the Bulletin of IDF.


The methods studied were: Microbial Coagulants – Determination of total milk-clotting activity (ISO 15174 | IDF 176), Calf rennet and adult bovine rennet – Determination by chromatography of chymosin and bovine pepsin contents (ISO 15163 | IDF 110) and the draft version of the method Milk and milk products – Determination of the lipase activity of pregastric lipase preparation (ISO 13082 | IDF 218).


Pages: 21 – Paper €28 – Electronic €25

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 460/2012

Proceedings of the 3rd ParaTB Forum

This publication contains fourteen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt throughout their implementation. The majority were presented at the 3rd ParaTB Forum in Sydney, Australia, on 4 February 2012. Each report provides details of the control programme in question – the resources available, the strategies implemented, and a measure of its success.

Pages: 68 – Paper €80 – Electronic €75

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 459/2012

Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination of Dried Dairy Products according to ISO 8968-1/2/ IDF 20-1/2

Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of Kjeldahl nitrogen in milk powders, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, casein, caseinate and infant formulas in order to extend the scope of ISO 8968-1/2¦IDF 20-1/2. Twenty eight powder samples, with a range of crude protein content, varying between 11.7 and 92.4%(m/m), were prepared and dispatched to the participating laboratories as blind duplicates.

The report gives details of the techniques required to optimise digestion procedures to obtain the maximum nitrogen result for each sample type. The statistical analysis of the results gave a repeatability value, r, of 0.7% of the mean result and a reproducibility value, R, of 1.3% of the result obtained.

Pages: 14 – Paper €20 – Electronic €17

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 458/2012

The World Dairy Situation 2012

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Cape Town (South Africa), in November 2012. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages:235 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 457/2012

Proceedings of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 Parma, Italy, 12-19 Ocotber 2011

This Bulletin presents a collection of papers from conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, in October 2011. Conferences covered include Animal Feeding, Animal Health, Dairy Policies and Nutrition.

This bulletin contains 108 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 456/2012

Interlaboratory trial on the Potentiometric Method for the Determination of Titratable Acidity in Fermented Milks according to ISO/TS 11869 | IDF/RM 150

Results and statistical analysis of an interlaboratory trial to establish the repeatablity of the international standard method for determining the titratable acidity of a variety of fermented milks, including yogurt, drinking yogurt, fermented milk, fermented buttermilk and fresh cheese with varying fat contents and with or without added flavours and fruits.

Pages: 10 - Paper : 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 455/2012

Safety Demonstration of Microbial Food Cultures (MFC) in Fermented Milk Products

Revision of the previous 2002 IDF inventory of microorganisms with technological beneficial use in food fermentations. The scope of the current approach has been widened to microorganisms with a role in fermentations in a wider range of food matrices (dairy, meat, fish, vegetables, cereals, beverages, and vinegar) and in traditional food products worldwide.

While the rationale has been peer reviewed and published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, IDF proposes now a more applicable demonstration for food business operators and competent authorities.

This bulletin contains 66 pages and can be downloaded here

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 454/2012

Air Emissions from Dairy Processing and Energy Plants

The report presents an overview of definitions, sources, legal requirements, and technical solutions for air emission control in dairy processing and control of dust emissions from energy supply plants in dairy production.

This paper highlights the fact that, while the dairy industry contributes to dust emissions, it is not a significant source in global terms.

Furthermore, the report demonstrates the capacity of technological solutions such as cyclones, wet filters and tubular filters to reduce these emissions from powder drying plants.

The report also shows that the choice of fuel/energy source can have a significant influence on dust/particulate emission from energy supply plants and illustrates the different influences resulting from such choices.

Pages:  27 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here
 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 453/2012

Guidance for the evaluation of precision characteristics of physicochemical quantitative analytical methods for milk and milk products

Guidance for dairy analysts in applying ISO 5725 - Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results. Design of, and statistical treatment of, results from interlaboratory collaborative studies on chemical and physical methods of analysis for dairy products. Handling and characteristics of samples, identification and treatment of abnormal values, flowchart for decision making, uncertainty relating to data, comparison of precision figures, meta-analyses.

Pages: 55 - Paper 70.00€ - Electronic 65.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 452/2011

Collaborative Study on Nitrate in Milk and Milk Products using a Method by Enzymatic Reduction and Photometric Determination after Griess Reaction (International Standard ISO 20541 | IDF 197)

An alternative method for determining the content of nitrate in milk and milk products that does not involve any reagent that can have a negative effect of the environment has been developed (ISO 20541 | IDF 197) and tested in an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility). This report describes the interlaboratory study and gives the results in full.

Pages: 35 - Paper 36.00€ - Electronic 32.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 451/2011

The World Dairy Situation 2011

Annual survey containing statistics on production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 225  Electronic: 125.00€

 

IDF Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice (2011)

This second edition of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products.

The Guide focuses on the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social and environmental management at the farm level. Dairy farmers' production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives can be achieved on their farm.

The practices that are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that are of relevance to their situation.

This guide contains 50 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 450/2011

Determination of Water Content in Lactose by Karl Fischer Titration – Interlaboratory collaborative study

The traditional gravimetric oven drying method for determining water content in dried dairy products does not give reliable results when applied to lactose. A Karl Fischer Titration method that determines molecular water has been developed and tested in an international collaborative study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility) for its adoption as an international standard by IDF and ISO (ISO 12 779 | IDF 227).

Pages: 14 - Paper: 18.00€ - Electronic: 15.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 449/2011

Integrated Supply Chain Management

The Bulletin sets out in two chapters how Integrated Chain Management (ICM) for Food Safety is an important tool in ensuring the hygienic safety of food products, including milk and milk products.  One chapter sets out the leading principles of ICM and the second provides the guidelines on integrity of suppliers' milk and examples of approaches that can be used to counteract systematic and/or large scale adulteration.

Also an article setting out the principles of Fourier Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FITR) and its application to detecting adulteration of milk.

Pages:  31 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 448/2011

Suggested Interpretation of Mastitis Terminology (revision of Bulletin No 338/1999)

A guide to unambiguous terms intended to minimise differences between different countries and facilitate communication between users of mastitis data. This updates Bulletin 338/1999 and incorporates improvements in knowledge over the past 12 years.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 447/2010

New Applications of Mid Infra-Red Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk Products - Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

This article on saturated and unsaturated fatty acids is the next one in a series of papers about new applications of mid infra-red spectrometry in the analysis of milk and milk products.

Previous issues include:

Bulletin 383/2003 - Urea, Freezing Point, pH determination, Lactic acid and specific sugars

Bulletin 406/2006 - Casein, Free fatty acids

Products with an higher content of unsaturated fatty acids interest the dairy sector. Modern analytical and statistical techniques provide accurate results on the contents of saturated, unsaturated, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids in products from cow, goat and ewe milk. Mid infra-red spectroscopy with Fourier Transform Infra-Red technology (FTIR) can be applied as a screening method, milk payment parameter and as a tool for optimising dairy cattle feeding.

Pages:  17 - Paper:  25.00€ - Electronic:  20.00

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 446/2010

The World Dairy Situation 2010

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Auckland (NZ), in November 2010. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 206 Electronic: 125.00€

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 445/2010

A common carbon footprint approach for dairy - The IDF guide to standard lifecycle assessment methodology for the dairy sector - E-form

Creating consistency and a clear message on the quantification of carbon footprint is important for the reputation of the world dairy sector to highlight the high level of engagement that is already taking place in relation to this issue, and to identify practices that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The IDF guide is the first international consensus document describing a common carbon footprint approach for dairy products including addressing the common LCA challenges of allocation to co-products and land use change. The document identifies the key areas in which there is currently ambiguity or differing views on approach while it recommends a science-based approach that can also be inserted into existing or developing methodologies for practical application in developing and developed dairy industries across the world. The IDF guide has been developed in close collaboration and with the active involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform).

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 444/2010

Feed-associated Mycotoxins in the Dairy Chain: Occurrence and Control - E-form

Review of current scientific knowledge about the major mycotoxins of concern to dairy cattle and dairy products, their occurrence in feedstuffs, conditions under which they are formed, their metabolism in cattle and carry-over into milk: information on the risks of mycotoxins in relation to human food safety and animal health, current status with respect to legislation and limits in feed and dairy products including Codex Alimentarius standards, measures to control mycotoxin contamination of animal feedstuffs and exposure of animals, analysis and sampling: extensive bibliography.

Pages:  25 -  Paper:  28.00€ -  Electronic:  25.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 443/2010

Environmental issues at dairy farm level

The dairy sector worldwide is confronted with a triple challenge – how to feed an increasingly large human population, how to control the impact of dairy production on the global environment and, at the same time, to discover new ways of managing animal and milk production to achieve these aims. The papers in this IDF Bulletin provide an overall review of the interaction between milk production and the environment and possible measures to minimize the impact of each on the other, and illustrate the practical steps that can be and are being taken by the dairy sector in a variety of countries and in relation to specific environmental issues: air quality, soil quality, water quality, energy use, pesticide residues.

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 442/2010

Current situation & compilation of commercially available screening methods for the detection of inhibitors/antibiotic residues in milk - E-form


Abstract: The presence or absence of residues of antibiotics and microbial growth inhibitors in milk is checked routinely and systematically in all dairy countries. A wide range of screening test kits is available to the dairy sector for this purpose. This compilation brings together recent information on what is available commercially, the analytical principle of the tests, their limits of detection and their use in practice (e g, on-farm, in the dairy plant and the control laboratory), together the background of the regulatory requirements concerning the minimum levels permitted for the residues in milk.

Pages: 164 - Price: 94 Euro - Date: 2010

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 441/2009

Monitoring success of paratuberculosis programs Proceedings of 2nd Paratuberculosis Forum, Minneapolis, August 2009

Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of economic loss to the cattle and small ruminant industries. The dairy sector (and the beef sector) have studied how to control and reduce the prevalence and spread of this disease for many years. The 2nd ParaTB Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 8 August 2009 provided the opportunity to consider national and regional control and eradication programs on paratuberculosis in dairy herds with the emphasis on monitoring the effectiveness ot these programs and analysing the factors affecting their degree of success.The programs developed in four different countries, covering a wide variety of dairy regimes, were reviewed and discussed.

Pages: 41 - Price: 42 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 440/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination in Sheep and Goat Milk according to ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2

The reference method for determination of nitrogen in milk (International Standard ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2) was subjected to an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision characteristics (reproduci-bility, R, and repeatability, r) when the method is applied to sheep milk and goat milk. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 24 - Price: 25 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 439/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Studies on Reference Method ISO 1211|IDF 1 for the Determination of the Fat Content in Cow Milk, Sheep Milk and Goat Milk

The gravimetric reference method for determination of fat in milk (International Standard ISO 1211| IDF 1) was subjected to new international interlaboratory studies to establish its precision characteristics (reproducibility, R, and repeatability, r). In these new studies the method was applied to cow whole milk, cow reduced fat milk and cow skimmed milk and to milk from sheep and goats. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 34 - Price: 30 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 438/2009

The World Dairy Situation 2009

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures from the dairy sector and other sources. It also sets out the largest dairy companies by turnover and by milk intake. This year's edition also features articles on:

  •  World Market Perspectives
  •  the Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU
  •   the work of the International Farm Comparison Network in 2008
  •  Milk Price Developments 1996-2008
  •  IFCN ranking of milk processors by milk intake

Also contained are comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries, and a review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Page: 107 - Price: 75 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 437/2009

Effects of Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Dairy Industry

Position paper outlining the effects that an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease can have on the dairy industry in any country in the world. In some countries the dairy industries are complex and integrated, as most of the milk or milk products produced are destined for international trade, whereas in other countries most of the milk and milk products produced are for local consumption. There are three key issues: FMD is highly infectious and spreads very rapidly through a population of susceptible dairy animals. An outbreak will result in severe economic consequences to dairy producers and processors and the country as a whole; Control measures are aimed at preventing spread to livestock as FMD is not a public health issue for human consumers of milk and milk products.

Page: 11 - Price: 11 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 436/2009

Environmental/Ecological Impact of the Dairy Sector:
Abstract: Literature review on dairy products for an inventory of key issues
List of environmental initiativess and influences on the dairy sector.

Survey commissioned by the IDF with the aims of highlighting the key issues for the dairy sector based on a literature review focused on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and of giving an overview of initiatives and labels that play a role for the dairy sector and what they imply for the various industry sectors.

Pages: 60 - Price: Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 435/2009

Standardization of a Chemiluminescent Method to Detect Alkaline Phosphatase in Liquid Dairy Products - E-Form
Abstract: Collaborative studies for the IDF/ISO standard: ISO 22160|IDF 209:2007 - Milk and milk-based drinks - Determination of alkaline phosphatase activity - Enzymatic photo-activated system (EPAS) method.

Pages: 14 - Price: 14 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 434/2009

International Collaborative Study on the Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Determination of Milk Fat Purity in Milk and Milk Products by Analysis of Triglycerides - Draft international standard ISO 17678|IDF 202 - E-Form

Adulteration with cheaper fats of milkfat naturally present in pure milk products is not a new problem but the methods of analysis available to detect adulteration and determine its extent have only been sufficiently sensitive to carry out the task satisfactorily relatively recently. A new draft International standard has been produced by IDF and ISO (ISO 17678|IDF 202) based on the gas chromatographic analysis of triglycerides (TG), separated by carbon number, and the derivation of TG equations from the data using multivariate statistics. A combination of the results of TG contents is used for the detection of different kinds of foreign fat in pure milk products. The new method also covers recent improvements in the analytical technique.

The international collaborative study conducted to determine figures for the repeatability (r) and reproducibility (R) applicable to milkfat in products from a wide range of geographical origins is described and the newly-determined precision figures are given for fire TG equations being differently sensitive for a wide range of adulterant fats.

Pages: 19 - Price: 18 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 433/2009

A Revolution in Food Safety Management - E-Form

Proceedings of the IDF/FAO Symposium “A Revolution in Food Safety Management – Practical implementation in the dairy product chain”, Bali (ID), 13-15 February 2008. Papers are related to charting a new course in food safety with the development and implementation of risk-based metrics; incorporating risk-based metrics in HACCP plans; getting to grips with pathogens; practices, perception and role of risk management & risk communication.

Pages: 108 - Price: 70 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin No. 432/2008

The World Dairy Situation 2008 - E-Form

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures as well as comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries.  Also articles on the prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU, world market perspectives and an analysis by the Internaitonal Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) of carbon footprints in dairy farming.

 

Pages: 95 - Price: 75 Euros

 

 

Bulletin No. 431/2008

Dioxin and PCB Levels in Milk - E-Form

A document based on replies to IDF questionnaire 3002/SCRCC – Dioxin/PCB levels in milk. Since the health concerns peaks of the late 90's, the dioxin and related compounds issue has evolved in most of the developed countries. Due to its rapid transfer to the food chain, the key to reduce human exposure to PCDDs/PCDFs is to reduce the releases into the environment. Through regulation and voluntary efforts, releases of dioxin to the environment, and particularly where milk is concerned, have been dramatically reduced.

Pages: 20 - Price: 19 Euros

 
Bulletin of the IDF No. 483/2016 - Proceedings of the 5th Paratuberculosis Forum - Nantes, France, 19 June 2016

This article presents the results of a collaborative study conducted to generate precision data for the revised International Standard ISO 11816-2|IDF 155-2, the fluorimetric method for the determination of alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity in cheese.

Pages 21 – Paper125€ - Electronic 25€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 482/2016 - Evaluation of nitrogen conversion factors for dairy and soy

This Bulletin reviews the scientific literature pertaining to nitrogen conversion factors (NCFs) for dairy products and soy products. It presents substantial scientific evidence that supports the use of a specific NCF of 6.38 for milk protein and of 5.71 for soy protein, rather than a single inaccurate factor of 6.25.

Pages 38– This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 481/2015 – The World Dairy Situation 2015


This authoritative publication contains chapters on milk production, milk processing, developments in the dairy industry in 2014/15, consumption, world dairy trade and prices. The Bulletin also features reports on 54 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors. There is also a statistical annex containing tables on dairy farming, processing, trade, consumption and prices.


Pages: 252 - Electronic: 250.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 480/2015 – The Contribution of School Milk Programmes to the Nutrition of Children Worldwide


Conducted jointly by FAO and IDF, with the support of Tetra Laval, this survey is the largest of its kind in many years. It provides an in-depth look at school milk programmes in the Americas, Asia, Africa, Australia and Europe.


The 57 countries who participated in the survey supplied a large amount of information on consumption, programme structure, nutrition, promotion, packaging, market value, administration and distribution.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 479/2015 - A common carbon footprint approach for the dairy sector: The IDF guide to standard life cycle assessment methodology


In 2010, Bulletin 445/2010 (the first edition of ‘A Common Carbon Footprint Approach for Dairy: The IDF Guide to Standard Life Cycle Assessment Methodology for the Dairy Sector”) was published. The guide has now been reviewed and revised to reflect evolving science and standards in carbon footprint methodology and this Bulletin replaces Bulletin 445.


Pages 80 – This Bulletin is free of charge and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 478/2015 - Interlaboratory collaborative study on a flow cytometry method for lactic acid bacteria quantification in starter cultures, probiotics and fermented milk products according to ISO 19344/IDF 232


This article presents the report and results of the international collaborative study conducted to validate the international standard ISO 19344 / IDF 232, Milk and milk products – Starter cultures, probiotics, and fermented products – Quantification of lactic acid bacteria by flow cytometry.


Pages 48 – Paper 60.00€ - Electronic 54.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 477/2014 – Determination of hen’s egg white lysozyme in milk and cheese Interlaboratory collaborative study.

This article presents the results of an international collaborative study conducted to validate previous technical specifications for the measurement of lysozyme in cheese.


Pages: 29 - Paper: 35.00€ - Electronic: 32.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 476/2014 – The World Dairy Situation 2014

This authoritative publication contains a wealth of data on the production, consumption, retail prices and trade for dairy products as well as statistics showing the number of dairy farms and dairy cows up to the 2013 calendar year. Analysis of these sectors is also presented in a number of chapters and the Bulletin also features reports on 50 of the major producing and consuming countries containing statistical information and key developments as well as their main processors.


Pages: 230 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 475/2014 - Proceedings of the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum - Parma, Italy, 21 June 2014

This publication contains seventeen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt through their implementation. The papers were presented and discussed at the 4th Paratuberculosis Forum in Parma, Italy, on the 21 June 2014 at the offices of the European Food Safety Authority and attended by participants from 16 countries.

Presentations cover a variety of approaches to manage Johne’s disease, from compulsory regulations targeting clinical disease to voluntary industry programmes aimed at reducing economic impact and supporting the production of high quality milk. A common theme was the integration of various testing strategies with important hygiene measures to prevent new infections.

The papers highlight the successes and challenges and the importance of communications and incentives to maintain farmer engagement and cooperation, in order to ensure Johne’s disease control programmes are more effective in the future.

Pages: 103 - Paper: 125.00€ - Electronic: 114.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 474/2014  - Detecting antibiotic residues in milk - Guidance on the application of screening and confirmatory methods in integrated dairy chain management

The document provides tools that can be implemented at any level of the dairy chain and can help in choosing the most suitable method. Sampling good practices, recommendations for sample storage, advantages and disadvantages of available methods and procedures applied to validate the tests are all discussed and the document ends with examples of applied strategies in different countries.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  39.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 473/2014  - Compilation of some presentations from the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains thirteen papers presented at conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit

in Yokohama (Japan) from 28 October to 1 November 2013. The conferences topics were Children and

milk, Animal health and welfare, Dairy farming, Nutrition and health, Marketing, Environment and Food

safety.

This bulletin contains 99 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 472/2014  - Posters presented at the IDF World Dairy Summit 2013

This Bulletin contains fifteen posters presented during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Yokohama, Japan from 28 October to 1 November 2013.

The articles cover a wide range of topics: from probiotics, manufacturing processes, contaminant analysis and the dairy industry in Japan to issues affecting the environmental impact of dairy farming.

Pages:  119 - Paper:  149.00€ - Electronic:  132.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 471/2014  - Detection of inhibitors and antimicrobial residues in milk and dairy products by screening methods - Guidance on preparation of the test portion.

Treatment of lactating cows with antimicrobial agents can result in the presence of drug residues in milk. Tests available for the screening of antimicrobial residues have been developed, and often validated, on raw milk and are not immediately applicable to dairy products such as whole milk powder, skimmed milk powder, whey, condensed milk, buttermilk, etc. Many dairy products require special preparation before they can be used in screening procedures routinely used for raw milk.

This article presents ways of preparing various dairy products to obtain appropriate test samples.

Detailed procedures are given for the reconstitution of dried samples such as milk powder and for the preparation of samples of cream, butter, yogurt and cheese. Particular attention is paid to the dilution necessary for test samples of various types.

Pages: 12– Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 9.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 470/2013 - The World Dairy Situation 2013


Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Yokohama (Japan), in October/November 2013. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.


Pages: 237 – Paper 125.00€ – Electronic 95.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 469/2013 - Requirements for Reference Materials for the Calibration of Automated Somatic Cell Counters


Report produced of an international project focusing on analytical harmonisation in somatic cell counting, managed by the International Dairy Federation (IDF) and the International Committee for Animal Recording (ICAR) and providing guidance for the production of suitable reference materials for somatic cell counting according to ISO 13366-2 | IDF 148-2.


Pages: 34 – Paper 42.00€ – Electronic 38.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 468/2013 - Interlaboratory collaborative study of a method for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese-ISO 27871/IDF224


Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of nitrogenous fractions in cheese.


Pages: 9 – Paper 12.00€ – Electronic 10.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 467/2013 - Collaborative study of ISO 26323/IDF 213 on determination of the acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement (CpH)


This report compiles the results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of acidification activity of dairy cultures by continuous pH measurement with the method described in ISO 26323|IDF 213.


Pages: 11 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 466/2013 - Guidelines for the use and interpretation of bovine milk somatic cell counts (SCC) in the dairy industry


Somatic cell count (SCC) is the most frequently used indicator of udder health in dairy cows. This article looks at the scientific and practical aspects of determining the SCC in milk and how the counts can vary.

Pages: 14 - Paper: 20.00€ - Electronic: 16.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 465/2013  - Identification and assessment of emerging issues associated with chemical contaminants in dairy products

The Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply has expanded its monitoring of residues

of antibiotics, antiparasitics and other substances in animal products in order to identify whether

the levels of such substances are at safe concentrations for human consumption. A new national

program (RENARA) for identifying and managing the risks associated with the presence of residues and

contaminants in food is outlined

 

This bulletin contains 11 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 464/2013

Emerging Dairy Sector Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012 - Cape Town, South Africa - October 2012

This publication comprises two papers presented at the Emerging Dairy Sector Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012:

  • Dairy: nutritional value for money for South African consumers
  • The benefits of animal welfare for farmers and the environment in emerging economies

 

This bulletin contains 28 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 463/2013

Proceedings of The Nutrition and Health Conference, IDF World Dairy Summit 2012-Cape Town, South Africa-October 2012

This publication contains six presentations and one poster presented at the Nutrition and Health Conference during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Cape Town, South Africa in October 2012.

Presentations included:

  • Dairy's role in sustainable diets
  • The DASH diet: a diet with a focus on dairy
  • The benefits of milk and dairy consumption: addressing misconceptions about dairy and vascular disease
  • Can consumption of milk and milk products be an aid to body weight regulation?
  • Dairy components in therapeutic foods for malnutrition result in improved clinical outcomes
  • Dairy protein and muscle maintenance in the elderly

Paper presented:

  • Metabolic effect of milk and fermented milk on parathyroid hormone response and bone metabolism

Pages: 64 - Paper: 60.00 € - Electronic: 55.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 462/2013

 Identification of probiotics at strain level - Guidance document

 

Correct assignment of probiotic strains to species or sub-species is indispensable for evaluating the genetic background of the micro-organisms the probiotic properties are imbedded in. Strain identification, based on typing methods, is described. The methods, however, are limited to only allowing to demonstrate identity or non-identity of the strain in question with that of a given probiotic strain. The authors emphasize the need for care in interpreting the results and the use of all available peripheral information in reaching a conclusion.


Pages: 12 - Paper: 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

IDF Guide to Prudent Use of Antimicrobial Agents in Dairy Production


This Guide aims to provide a framework to support the responsible use of antimicrobial agents on dairy farms and provides examples of recommended practices in their regulation, supply and use. It also stresses the need for a whole supply chain approach to ensure food safety.


This bulletin contains 53 pages, is free of charge and can be downloaded here.

 

Bulletin of the IDF No.461/2013

Collaborative Studies on Methods to Determine Enzyme Activity in Cheese Making


Three different collaborative studies on the activities and compositions of different enzyme preparations in cheese making are presented in this issue of the Bulletin of IDF.


The methods studied were: Microbial Coagulants – Determination of total milk-clotting activity (ISO 15174 | IDF 176), Calf rennet and adult bovine rennet – Determination by chromatography of chymosin and bovine pepsin contents (ISO 15163 | IDF 110) and the draft version of the method Milk and milk products – Determination of the lipase activity of pregastric lipase preparation (ISO 13082 | IDF 218).


Pages: 21 – Paper €28 – Electronic €25

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 460/2012

Proceedings of the 3rd ParaTB Forum

This publication contains fourteen papers written by representatives of national and regional Johne’s disease control programmes on the lessons learnt throughout their implementation. The majority were presented at the 3rd ParaTB Forum in Sydney, Australia, on 4 February 2012. Each report provides details of the control programme in question – the resources available, the strategies implemented, and a measure of its success.

Pages: 68 – Paper €80 – Electronic €75

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 459/2012

Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination of Dried Dairy Products according to ISO 8968-1/2/ IDF 20-1/2

Results of an international collaborative study conducted to establish precision figures for the determination of Kjeldahl nitrogen in milk powders, milk protein concentrate, whey protein concentrate, casein, caseinate and infant formulas in order to extend the scope of ISO 8968-1/2¦IDF 20-1/2. Twenty eight powder samples, with a range of crude protein content, varying between 11.7 and 92.4%(m/m), were prepared and dispatched to the participating laboratories as blind duplicates.

The report gives details of the techniques required to optimise digestion procedures to obtain the maximum nitrogen result for each sample type. The statistical analysis of the results gave a repeatability value, r, of 0.7% of the mean result and a reproducibility value, R, of 1.3% of the result obtained.

Pages: 14 – Paper €20 – Electronic €17

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 458/2012

The World Dairy Situation 2012

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Cape Town (South Africa), in November 2012. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages:235 - Electronic: 125.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 457/2012

Proceedings of the IDF World Dairy Summit 2011 Parma, Italy, 12-19 Ocotber 2011

This Bulletin presents a collection of papers from conferences during the IDF World Dairy Summit in Parma, Italy, in October 2011. Conferences covered include Animal Feeding, Animal Health, Dairy Policies and Nutrition.

This bulletin contains 108 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 456/2012

Interlaboratory trial on the Potentiometric Method for the Determination of Titratable Acidity in Fermented Milks according to ISO/TS 11869 | IDF/RM 150

Results and statistical analysis of an interlaboratory trial to establish the repeatablity of the international standard method for determining the titratable acidity of a variety of fermented milks, including yogurt, drinking yogurt, fermented milk, fermented buttermilk and fresh cheese with varying fat contents and with or without added flavours and fruits.

Pages: 10 - Paper : 15.00€ - Electronic: 12.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 455/2012

Safety Demonstration of Microbial Food Cultures (MFC) in Fermented Milk Products

Revision of the previous 2002 IDF inventory of microorganisms with technological beneficial use in food fermentations. The scope of the current approach has been widened to microorganisms with a role in fermentations in a wider range of food matrices (dairy, meat, fish, vegetables, cereals, beverages, and vinegar) and in traditional food products worldwide.

While the rationale has been peer reviewed and published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, IDF proposes now a more applicable demonstration for food business operators and competent authorities.

This bulletin contains 66 pages and can be downloaded here

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 454/2012

Air Emissions from Dairy Processing and Energy Plants

The report presents an overview of definitions, sources, legal requirements, and technical solutions for air emission control in dairy processing and control of dust emissions from energy supply plants in dairy production.

This paper highlights the fact that, while the dairy industry contributes to dust emissions, it is not a significant source in global terms.

Furthermore, the report demonstrates the capacity of technological solutions such as cyclones, wet filters and tubular filters to reduce these emissions from powder drying plants.

The report also shows that the choice of fuel/energy source can have a significant influence on dust/particulate emission from energy supply plants and illustrates the different influences resulting from such choices.

Pages:  27 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here
 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 453/2012

Guidance for the evaluation of precision characteristics of physicochemical quantitative analytical methods for milk and milk products

Guidance for dairy analysts in applying ISO 5725 - Accuracy (trueness and precision) of measurement methods and results. Design of, and statistical treatment of, results from interlaboratory collaborative studies on chemical and physical methods of analysis for dairy products. Handling and characteristics of samples, identification and treatment of abnormal values, flowchart for decision making, uncertainty relating to data, comparison of precision figures, meta-analyses.

Pages: 55 - Paper 70.00€ - Electronic 65.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 452/2011

Collaborative Study on Nitrate in Milk and Milk Products using a Method by Enzymatic Reduction and Photometric Determination after Griess Reaction (International Standard ISO 20541 | IDF 197)

An alternative method for determining the content of nitrate in milk and milk products that does not involve any reagent that can have a negative effect of the environment has been developed (ISO 20541 | IDF 197) and tested in an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility). This report describes the interlaboratory study and gives the results in full.

Pages: 35 - Paper 36.00€ - Electronic 32.00€


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 451/2011

The World Dairy Situation 2011

Annual survey containing statistics on production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 225  Electronic: 125.00€

 

IDF Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice (2011)

This second edition of the Guide to Good Dairy Farming Practice has been developed by an IDF/FAO Project Group of the IDF Standing Committee on Farm Management. It has been written in a practical format for dairy farmers engaged in the production of milk from any dairy species to support the production and marketing of safe, quality-assured milk and dairy products.

The Guide focuses on the relationship between consumer safety and economic, social and environmental management at the farm level. Dairy farmers' production systems worldwide need to be able to combine profitability with the responsibility of protecting human health, animal health, animal welfare and the environment. This Guide gives individual dairy farmers proactive guidance on how these objectives can be achieved on their farm.

The practices that are suggested have been drawn from best practice guidelines and existing assurance schemes around the world, and so individual practices will vary in their applicability to various dairying regions. They are not intended to be legally binding and readers are encouraged to select and implement those guidelines that are of relevance to their situation.

This guide contains 50 pages and can be downloaded here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 450/2011

Determination of Water Content in Lactose by Karl Fischer Titration – Interlaboratory collaborative study

The traditional gravimetric oven drying method for determining water content in dried dairy products does not give reliable results when applied to lactose. A Karl Fischer Titration method that determines molecular water has been developed and tested in an international collaborative study to establish its precision (repeatability and reproducibility) for its adoption as an international standard by IDF and ISO (ISO 12 779 | IDF 227).

Pages: 14 - Paper: 18.00€ - Electronic: 15.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 449/2011

Integrated Supply Chain Management

The Bulletin sets out in two chapters how Integrated Chain Management (ICM) for Food Safety is an important tool in ensuring the hygienic safety of food products, including milk and milk products.  One chapter sets out the leading principles of ICM and the second provides the guidelines on integrity of suppliers' milk and examples of approaches that can be used to counteract systematic and/or large scale adulteration.

Also an article setting out the principles of Fourier Infra-Red Spectroscopy (FITR) and its application to detecting adulteration of milk.

Pages:  31 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 448/2011

Suggested Interpretation of Mastitis Terminology (revision of Bulletin No 338/1999)

A guide to unambiguous terms intended to minimise differences between different countries and facilitate communication between users of mastitis data. This updates Bulletin 338/1999 and incorporates improvements in knowledge over the past 12 years.

Pages:  35 - Paper:  45.00€ - Electronic:  40.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 447/2010

New Applications of Mid Infra-Red Spectrometry for the Analysis of Milk and Milk Products - Saturated and unsaturated fatty acids

This article on saturated and unsaturated fatty acids is the next one in a series of papers about new applications of mid infra-red spectrometry in the analysis of milk and milk products.

Previous issues include:

Bulletin 383/2003 - Urea, Freezing Point, pH determination, Lactic acid and specific sugars

Bulletin 406/2006 - Casein, Free fatty acids

Products with an higher content of unsaturated fatty acids interest the dairy sector. Modern analytical and statistical techniques provide accurate results on the contents of saturated, unsaturated, mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids in products from cow, goat and ewe milk. Mid infra-red spectroscopy with Fourier Transform Infra-Red technology (FTIR) can be applied as a screening method, milk payment parameter and as a tool for optimising dairy cattle feeding.

Pages:  17 - Paper:  25.00€ - Electronic:  20.00

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 446/2010

The World Dairy Situation 2010

Annual survey presented at IDF World Dairy Summit, Auckland (NZ), in November 2010. Production, consumption, trade and price figures from dairy sector and other sources. Largest dairy companies by turnover and/or milk intake. Comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries. Review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Pages: 206 Electronic: 125.00€

 

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 445/2010

A common carbon footprint approach for dairy - The IDF guide to standard lifecycle assessment methodology for the dairy sector - E-form

Creating consistency and a clear message on the quantification of carbon footprint is important for the reputation of the world dairy sector to highlight the high level of engagement that is already taking place in relation to this issue, and to identify practices that will further reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

The IDF guide is the first international consensus document describing a common carbon footprint approach for dairy products including addressing the common LCA challenges of allocation to co-products and land use change. The document identifies the key areas in which there is currently ambiguity or differing views on approach while it recommends a science-based approach that can also be inserted into existing or developing methodologies for practical application in developing and developed dairy industries across the world. The IDF guide has been developed in close collaboration and with the active involvement of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and the Sustainable Agriculture Initiative Platform (SAI Platform).

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 444/2010

Feed-associated Mycotoxins in the Dairy Chain: Occurrence and Control - E-form

Review of current scientific knowledge about the major mycotoxins of concern to dairy cattle and dairy products, their occurrence in feedstuffs, conditions under which they are formed, their metabolism in cattle and carry-over into milk: information on the risks of mycotoxins in relation to human food safety and animal health, current status with respect to legislation and limits in feed and dairy products including Codex Alimentarius standards, measures to control mycotoxin contamination of animal feedstuffs and exposure of animals, analysis and sampling: extensive bibliography.

Pages:  25 -  Paper:  28.00€ -  Electronic:  25.00€

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 443/2010

Environmental issues at dairy farm level

The dairy sector worldwide is confronted with a triple challenge – how to feed an increasingly large human population, how to control the impact of dairy production on the global environment and, at the same time, to discover new ways of managing animal and milk production to achieve these aims. The papers in this IDF Bulletin provide an overall review of the interaction between milk production and the environment and possible measures to minimize the impact of each on the other, and illustrate the practical steps that can be and are being taken by the dairy sector in a variety of countries and in relation to specific environmental issues: air quality, soil quality, water quality, energy use, pesticide residues.

Pages:  40 - Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 442/2010

Current situation & compilation of commercially available screening methods for the detection of inhibitors/antibiotic residues in milk - E-form


Abstract: The presence or absence of residues of antibiotics and microbial growth inhibitors in milk is checked routinely and systematically in all dairy countries. A wide range of screening test kits is available to the dairy sector for this purpose. This compilation brings together recent information on what is available commercially, the analytical principle of the tests, their limits of detection and their use in practice (e g, on-farm, in the dairy plant and the control laboratory), together the background of the regulatory requirements concerning the minimum levels permitted for the residues in milk.

Pages: 164 - Price: 94 Euro - Date: 2010

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 441/2009

Monitoring success of paratuberculosis programs Proceedings of 2nd Paratuberculosis Forum, Minneapolis, August 2009

Paratuberculosis is an infectious disease that is one of the leading causes of economic loss to the cattle and small ruminant industries. The dairy sector (and the beef sector) have studied how to control and reduce the prevalence and spread of this disease for many years. The 2nd ParaTB Forum, held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA on 8 August 2009 provided the opportunity to consider national and regional control and eradication programs on paratuberculosis in dairy herds with the emphasis on monitoring the effectiveness ot these programs and analysing the factors affecting their degree of success.The programs developed in four different countries, covering a wide variety of dairy regimes, were reviewed and discussed.

Pages: 41 - Price: 42 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 440/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Study on the Kjeldahl Reference Method for Nitrogen Determination in Sheep and Goat Milk according to ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2

The reference method for determination of nitrogen in milk (International Standard ISO 8968-1/2|IDF 20-1/2) was subjected to an international interlaboratory study to establish its precision characteristics (reproduci-bility, R, and repeatability, r) when the method is applied to sheep milk and goat milk. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 24 - Price: 25 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 439/2009

Interlaboratory Collaborative Studies on Reference Method ISO 1211|IDF 1 for the Determination of the Fat Content in Cow Milk, Sheep Milk and Goat Milk

The gravimetric reference method for determination of fat in milk (International Standard ISO 1211| IDF 1) was subjected to new international interlaboratory studies to establish its precision characteristics (reproducibility, R, and repeatability, r). In these new studies the method was applied to cow whole milk, cow reduced fat milk and cow skimmed milk and to milk from sheep and goats. This paper is the report of the interlaboratory studies.

Pages: 34 - Price: 30 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 438/2009

The World Dairy Situation 2009

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures from the dairy sector and other sources. It also sets out the largest dairy companies by turnover and by milk intake. This year's edition also features articles on:

  •  World Market Perspectives
  •  the Prospects for Agricultural Markets and Income in the EU
  •   the work of the International Farm Comparison Network in 2008
  •  Milk Price Developments 1996-2008
  •  IFCN ranking of milk processors by milk intake

Also contained are comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries and analysis of the whole, covering all major producing and consuming countries, and a review of various forecasts of dairy trade.

Page: 107 - Price: 75 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 437/2009

Effects of Foot-and-Mouth Disease on the Dairy Industry

Position paper outlining the effects that an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease can have on the dairy industry in any country in the world. In some countries the dairy industries are complex and integrated, as most of the milk or milk products produced are destined for international trade, whereas in other countries most of the milk and milk products produced are for local consumption. There are three key issues: FMD is highly infectious and spreads very rapidly through a population of susceptible dairy animals. An outbreak will result in severe economic consequences to dairy producers and processors and the country as a whole; Control measures are aimed at preventing spread to livestock as FMD is not a public health issue for human consumers of milk and milk products.

Page: 11 - Price: 11 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 436/2009

Environmental/Ecological Impact of the Dairy Sector:
Abstract: Literature review on dairy products for an inventory of key issues
List of environmental initiativess and influences on the dairy sector.

Survey commissioned by the IDF with the aims of highlighting the key issues for the dairy sector based on a literature review focused on Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) studies and of giving an overview of initiatives and labels that play a role for the dairy sector and what they imply for the various industry sectors.

Pages: 60 - Price: Free of charge. To download a copy please click here

 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 435/2009

Standardization of a Chemiluminescent Method to Detect Alkaline Phosphatase in Liquid Dairy Products - E-Form
Abstract: Collaborative studies for the IDF/ISO standard: ISO 22160|IDF 209:2007 - Milk and milk-based drinks - Determination of alkaline phosphatase activity - Enzymatic photo-activated system (EPAS) method.

Pages: 14 - Price: 14 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 434/2009

International Collaborative Study on the Gas-Liquid Chromatographic Method for the Determination of Milk Fat Purity in Milk and Milk Products by Analysis of Triglycerides - Draft international standard ISO 17678|IDF 202 - E-Form

Adulteration with cheaper fats of milkfat naturally present in pure milk products is not a new problem but the methods of analysis available to detect adulteration and determine its extent have only been sufficiently sensitive to carry out the task satisfactorily relatively recently. A new draft International standard has been produced by IDF and ISO (ISO 17678|IDF 202) based on the gas chromatographic analysis of triglycerides (TG), separated by carbon number, and the derivation of TG equations from the data using multivariate statistics. A combination of the results of TG contents is used for the detection of different kinds of foreign fat in pure milk products. The new method also covers recent improvements in the analytical technique.

The international collaborative study conducted to determine figures for the repeatability (r) and reproducibility (R) applicable to milkfat in products from a wide range of geographical origins is described and the newly-determined precision figures are given for fire TG equations being differently sensitive for a wide range of adulterant fats.

Pages: 19 - Price: 18 Euro - Date: 2009


 

Bulletin of the IDF No. 433/2009

A Revolution in Food Safety Management - E-Form

Proceedings of the IDF/FAO Symposium “A Revolution in Food Safety Management – Practical implementation in the dairy product chain”, Bali (ID), 13-15 February 2008. Papers are related to charting a new course in food safety with the development and implementation of risk-based metrics; incorporating risk-based metrics in HACCP plans; getting to grips with pathogens; practices, perception and role of risk management & risk communication.

Pages: 108 - Price: 70 Euro - Date: 2009

 

Bulletin No. 432/2008

The World Dairy Situation 2008 - E-Form

Annual survey containing production, consumption, trade and price figures as well as comments and prognoses on the situation in different countries.  Also articles on the prospects for agricultural markets and income in the EU, world market perspectives and an analysis by the Internaitonal Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) of carbon footprints in dairy farming.

 

Pages: 95 - Price: 75 Euros

 

 

Bulletin No. 431/2008

Dioxin and PCB Levels in Milk - E-Form

A document based on replies to IDF questionnaire 3002/SCRCC – Dioxin/PCB levels in milk. Since the health concerns peaks of the late 90's, the dioxin and related compounds issue has evolved in most of the developed countries. Due to its rapid transfer to the food chain, the key to reduce human exposure to PCDDs/PCDFs is to reduce the releases into the environment. Through regulation and voluntary efforts, releases of dioxin to the environment, and particularly where milk is concerned, have been dramatically reduced.

Pages: 20 - Price: 19 Euros

 

Bulletin No. 430/2008

Hygiene and Food Safety of Dairy products and Food Standards for International Trade - E-Form

Proceedings of the Conference on Hygiene and Food Safety of Dairy Products and Food Standards for International Trade, at the IDF World Dairy Congress in Shanghai (CN), October 2006.

The publication contains the conference papers covering : Recent Developments in Risk Management, introducing the new approach to quantitative risk management; Practical Food Safety Management, providing examples of developments in food safety management in various geographical regions; Predictive Modelling in Decision Making, providing an update on new tools and models; Emerging Food Safety Issues, addressing specific food safety issues under debate on the international scene.

Pages: 97 - Price: 89 Euros.


Bulletin of the IDF No. 429/2008

Physiological and Functional Properties of Probiotics - E-Form

Summary and conclusions of the work of an IDF project group to establish a list of physiological and functions properties required of probiotic bacteria and to establish methods to assess these functions.

Pages: 6 - Price: Free of charge. To download a copy please click here


Bulletin of the IDF No. 428/2008

Determination of omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acid content by gas-liquid chromatography in milk fat from Enriched products - E-Form

Omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids have been shown to lower the risk of coronary heart disease. As a result, milk and different dairy products, including infant formula, supplemented with or naturally enriched in omega-3 fatty acids, are now available on the market. A reliable method to evaluate the real content of these nutrients has been standardised.

 

A pilot study was conducted to identify and resolve problems connected with the determination of omega-3 fatty acids in milk enriched with marine oil. A full international collaborative study, including both omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, was carried out establishing the precision (repeatability, r, and reproducibility, R) of the methods. In this paper, the results of the pilot study as well as those of the full international collaborative study, are reported.

Pages: 17 - Price: 18 Euros.

 

Bulletin 427/2008

Towards A Reference System For Somatic Cell Counting In Milk - E-Form

Somatic cell count is a main indicator of udder health in lactating animals. The direct microscopic method (DMSCC) is the reference method, and offically recognized as such for the calibration of automated somatic cell counting equipment. The first paper, the interlaboratory collaborative study, has established the precision (repeatability, r, and reproducibility, R) of the reference method. The values of r and R are independent of the level of somatic cell counts.

The second paper describes the architecture of reference systems, the status quo of somatic cell counting (SCC) and the concept for the implementation of a reference system for SCC.

Pages: 21 - Price: 20 Euros


Bulletin 426/2008

Milking Management Of Dairy Buffaloes - E-Form

Monograph on milking management and machine milking of buffaloes. Chapters cover buffalo milk production, milk composition and quality, anatomy of the buffalo udder, physiology of milk ejection, milkability of buffaloes (milk flow curves), udder health, milking machines, milking routines, housing and management, storage of milk and milk recording.

Pages: 104 - Price: 99 Euros


Bulletin 425/2008

How to use Sampling Plans for Inspection by Variables in the Case of Measurement Error - E-Form

Guidance on using sampling plans for inspection by variables in the case of measurement error.

Pages: 6 - Price: 6 Euros


Bulletin 424/2008

Advances in Analytical Technologies - E-Form

Papers presented at the International Symposium on Advances in Analytical Technologies, held on 23 May 2007 in Munich, Germany, in the framework of the IDF/ISO Analytical Week 2007 : Rapid methods for microbiological testing of milk and milk products; Innovation in classic microbiology for the enumeration of quality indicators in food; Use of microbiological, immunological and receptor tests for monitoring residues of antimicrobials in milk.

Pages: 16 - Price: 15 Euros

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