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International Dairy Federation’s Dairy Innovation Awards

The International Dairy Federation (IDF) has announced the launch of the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards, which is designed to encourage and celebrate innovative practices across the dairy sector.

“Dairy actors around the world have been actively engaged over the years in improving farming and processing of milk and dairy foods. It is important for IDF to stimulate and share light on innovative practices and processes in the global dairy sector. IDF Board is thrilled to present the IDF Dairy Innovation Awards 2022 which will demonstrate the engagement and dynamism of our sector”, said Piercristiano Brazzale, IDF President.

The awards will be hosted by the IDF in partnership with world-leading food and drinks consultancy Zenith Global, supported by Headline sponsorship from Tetra Pak, a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company.

“Over the last few decades, we have played a leading role together with our customers, in helping make nutritious dairy products safe and available for consumers everywhere. But with the ongoing pandemic, consumer lifestyles, purchase patterns and needs have shifted significantly, and the sustainability demands on the industry are higher than ever before. We are keen to continue playing our part in this challenging evolution, working in collaboration with the dairy industry to be agile and innovate with technological advances, in order to meet the growing consumer demand in a secure and sustainable way” said Adolfo Orive, President & CEO, Tetra Pak.

Entries will be invited in twelve awards categories, focusing on sustainable and community-led initiatives as well as new product development:

  • Innovation in sustainable farming practices:
  • a) environment, b) animal care, c) socio-economic
  • Innovation in sustainable processing
  • Innovation in research and development:
  • a) farming, b) collecting & processing, c) new product development, d) food safety e) consumer nutrition
  • Innovation in sustainable packaging
  • Innovation in school milk programmes
  • Innovation in Climate Action

The IDF World Dairy Innovation Awards 2022 will be open for entries from 1 April to 1 July 2022. The award winners will be announced on 12 September 2022 in an awards ceremony at the IDF World Dairy Summit in Delhi, India.

IDF members are invited to participate in the awards free of charge, with paid entry available to non-members. For further details and to register your interest, please visit the website.

About IDF (International Dairy Federation) 
Helping nourish the world with safe and sustainable dairy 
The IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach a global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products. A recognized international authority in the development of science-based standards for the dairy sector, IDF has an important role to play in ensuring the right policies, standards, practices and regulations are in place to ensure the world’s dairy products are safe and sustainable.

About Tetra Pak
Tetra Pak is a world leading food processing and packaging solutions company. Working closely with our customers and suppliers, we provide safe, innovative and environmentally sound products that each day meet the needs of hundreds of millions of people in more than 160 countries. With more than 25,000 employees around the world, we believe in responsible industry leadership and a sustainable approach to business. Our promise, “PROTECT WHATS GOOD”, reflects our vision to commit to making food safe and available, everywhere.


Source: California Dairy 

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