US-IDF Program of Work

IDF’s priority is to provide science-based information for the benefit of the dairy sector as well as to international organizations, governments and legislators. 1200 experts appointed by IDF members (the National Committees) work on the areas outlined below. Each of these areas is organized in various Standing Committees and Task Forces. IDF places great emphasis and importance on ensuring that the work conducted by the Standing Committees and Task Forces are of the highest scientific integrity and are relevant and applicable to the dairy sector and industry as a whole.

IDF and US-IDF have 18 Standing Committees which focus on the work of IDF. Members get involved in those subject areas in which they have expertise as well as an interest on behalf of their company or organization. At the US-IDF level, members work together to provide the U.S. perspective for each of these important areas of work which impact the dairy industry to ensure the most benefit for the U.S. dairy industry.
  • Animal Health
  • Farm Management
  • Environment
  • Nutrition & Health
  • Marketing
  • Dairy Policies & Economics
  • Standards of Identity
  • Food Labeling & Terminology
  • Food Additives
  • Micro Hygiene
  • Residues & Chemical Contaminants
  • Dairy Science & Technology
  • Analytical Methods for Additives & Contaminants
  • Analytical Methods for Composition
  • Analytical Methods for Dairy Microorganisms
  • Analytical Methods for Processing Aids & Indicators
  • Harmonization of Microbiological Methods
  • Statistics & Automation
For details about the current work being done in each of these Standing Committees, view the IDF Program of Work.