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Bulletin of the IDF N° 319/1997 - Bovine Somatotropin - The Influence of Codex Standards on International Trade in Dairy Products - Protein Standardization – The Case of Liquid Milks

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pages 40
published date 24 March 1997
reference Bulletin of the IDF No. 319/1997

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Bovine Somatotropin

Extended abstracts of Commissions A & C Conference held in Sandton, South Africa, 21 October 1996

The 9 extended abstracts presented here cover the following aspects of BST: a survey of its use worldwide; an assessment of risk to human health; the opinion of the consumer; the US dairy industry's experience in adopting BST technology; problems linked to the use of BST and milk production worldwide. Three farmers from France, the US and New Zealand present their experiences with the use of BST technology on their farms.

13 pp - (En/Fr)

The Influence of Codex Standards on International Trade in Dairy Products

Abstracts of the International Symposium held in Düsseldorf, Germany, 6–7 September 1996

This International Symposium was attended by representatives from all fields of the dairy industry, the intention being to provide an occasion where experts could meet the industry and discuss exactly what dairy people need to know, in relation to Codex, for their daily work. The following issues were examined:

  • International food legislation
  • The agreements on the application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) and Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT)
  • Food safety regulation and control
  • Milk and milk products
  • Examples of practical use of Codex standards for milk products.

13 pp

Protein Standardization – The Case of Liquid Milks

Abstracts of the IDF Symposium held in Sandton, South Africa, 19 October 1996

Protein standardization of liquid milks for direct consumption is a complex issue. Although several economic benefits have been identified, there are also a number of risks, particularly at the macro-economic level in some countries. The 10 abstracts presented here deal with:

  • the normal variations of the protein content of the milk
  • the micro- and macro-economic factors
  • consumer attitudes and expectations in France, Germany, the UK, Australia, and the USA
  • legalization of protein standardization of drinking milk.

9 pp

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