IDF World Dairy Summit focus on food safety and sustainability

The line up for day three of the IDF World Summit (Wednesday 17 Oct 2018) includes four parallel sessions on food safety, environment, marketing and ICT smart farms.

The first session is with the IDF Standing Committee on Dairy Policies and Economics (SCDPE) and the Standing Committee on Marketing (SCM). They will share and analyse information on the global economy and dairy market, particularly in Asia, the European Union and the Americas. In session two, case studies of dairy product innovation and marketing in Asia and North America will be presented, and co-operation measures to achieve sustainable dairy farming will be introduced.

The main subject of the food and safety conference is Practical Management for the Safety of Dairy Foods, Present and Future, beginning with a talk by Tom Heilandt (Codex secretary) on the global co-operation of Codex and other international bodies such as the IDF. The five topics in Session 1 (chaired by Prof. Moon-Ki Sohn) include food safety regulations such as the incompatibility of regional and global standards. The second session (with five presentations chaired by Dr. Yao Su) will focus on methods of analysis and the prevention of food safety accidents. The final wrap-up session (chaired by Dr. Bigaart) is the food safety experts’ forum with the discussions presented in sessions one and two by the presenters and session chairs.

The environment conference will cover the efforts, opportunities and prospects in the economic and environmental aspects of sustainable dairy. The session will also address current trends and solutions, including guidelines by the Livestock Environmental Assessment and Performance (LEAP) Partnership and the IDF to minimise natural resource consumption and environmental pollution.

An Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) smart farming session of the farm management conferences will discuss the most recent hardware developments and the use of big data to improve farm management.

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