The IDF Irish National Committee is delighted to host the IDF/ISO Analytical Week 2018 in Dublin from 23rd – 27th April, 2018.

This annual event is organized under the aegis of the IDF and ISO TC 34/SC 5 on milk and milk products. The week provides the facility for dairy laboratory managers, dairy scientist and analytical professionals to network and exchange ideas on the latest development in analytical solutions and the launching of new initiatives.

Ireland is the 10th largest dairy export nation in the world, exporting 85% of all its dairy outputs. Consequently, Irish exporters encounter and are required to comply with an international array of dairy product standards and associated analytical protocols.

IDF proactively contributes to the development of science-based globally harmonised standards, guidelines, codes of practice and related methodologies. The IDF / ISO Analytical Week 2018 is a unique opportunity with which to observe and engage with IDF expert groups in action.

The Organising Committee:

  • Mark Fenelon, National Secretary of the Irish NC of IDF
  • Phil Kelly, IDF SPCC Member
  • Michael Hickey
  • Sheila Morgan
  • Tom O’Callaghan
  • Micheál Cosgrove
  • Eoin O’Brien
  • Kevin O’Brien
  • Aurélie Dubois-Lozier, IDF Head Office
  • Marcel de Vreeze, ISO/TC34/SC5 Secretariat
  • Terri Cullinane, Conference Director


International Dairy Federation (IDF):
The International Dairy Federation is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. IDF engages all stakeholders in productive activities and research projects to further current knowledge and science in a wide range of issues. Through its working bodies, events and work program IDF provides a common platform, systems and a process for the global dairy sector to come together to reach consensus. Given its consensus-building capacity, IDF represents the global voice of dairy towards stakeholders and intergovernmental organizations. For more information visit:

International Organization for Standardization (ISO):
The International Organization for Standardization is an independent, non-governmental membership organization made up of 165 member countries and the world’s largest developer of voluntary International Standards. Its International Standards give world-class specification for products, service and systems, to ensure quality, safety and efficiency. They are instrumental in facilitating international trade. ISO Technical Subcommittee ISO/TC 34/SC 5 develops, in cooperation with IDF, International Standards in the field of milk and milk products. For more information:

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