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IDF is the leading source of scientific and technical expertise for all stakeholders of the dairy chain. Since 1903, IDF's network of dairy experts has provided a mechanism for the dairy sector to reach global consensus on how to help feed the world with safe and sustainable dairy products.

A recognised 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.


With over 1,200 highly qualified dairy experts in 39 member countries around the world, IDF represents 74% of global milk production and provides a permanent source of authoritative scientific and technical information relevant to the dairy sector.



FIL France is the French National Committee of the International Dairy Federation (IDF).
Created in 1984, FIL France is a non-profit association under the law of 1901, based at the Maison du Lait. It has around one hundred members. CNIEL is a full member. Its funds come from its members' subscriptions.

It relies on the French inter-professional structure (CNIEL, product federations and unions) to carry out its technical, scientific and/or economic work of concern to the dairy industry.

Its members are :  
> The CNIEL, (Centre National Interprofessionnel de l'Economie Laitière), and the CNIEL's three founding federations: the FNCL (Fédération Nationale des Coopératives Laitières), the FNIL (Fédération Nationale des Industries Laitières) and the FNPL (Fédération Nationale des Producteurs de Lait), as ex officio members.  

> Companies or professional organisations (trade unions, union federations, associations) involved in production, collection or processing, inter-professional laboratories or individuals from this type of company or organisation. 

> Public or semi-public bodies and partner companies in the dairy sector (trade, supply of products or services, etc.). 

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