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Society of Dairy Technology

International Journal of Dairy Technology

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This journal, published in association with Wiley-Blackwell, ranks amongst the leading dairy journals published worldwide and is the Society's flagship.

This Journal publishes original research papers submitted from all over the world, consistent with its growing international standing. These contributions are scrupulously peer reviewed, and also scrutinised by the Scientific Editorial Team and the Publications Committee. 

The Journal also contains non-research contributions, embracing both review articles and more general papers of a technical or commercial nature presented at the Society's Symposia and Conferences.

Members can access the Journal by clicking here.  You will need your Wiley log-in and password (not your Society one).  If you have lost or forgotten this please email

Available now: Journal Virtual Issue "Whey Protein Technology".  All articles are free to access and to access them click here.

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Membership Benefits

Reduced delegate rates for attending the Society's Symposia and events

Electronic access to the International Journal of Dairy Technology including all back copies

Access to our electronic publications including "The Handbook of Dairy Technology" and Cutting cheese with wires

Available on members page, A History of Whey Protein Concentrate Development by Julian Price of Volac International Ltd

As a Member of the Society of Dairy Technology, you are entitled to a 35% discount on virtually all print books available from our publishing partner, Wiley. To learn more and start saving visit the members only section of the Society webpage.

Member Newsletters both electronic and paper.  If you wish to read a recent newsletter they are available in the members area.

Access to the membership directory

Contact point for, and source of information on, dairy technical issues.  Consultants are listed on the resources page

Check out our resources pages for careers in Dairy Science and Technology

Read what our members say about being part of the Society.  Click  here

Mintel have created a discount code for SDT members.  This applies to their Dairy Drinks, Milk and Cream, Cheese and Ice Cream Report.  The code can be found on the members page of this website.


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About the Society

Founded in 1943, the Society of Dairy Technology (SDT) is at the forefront of the dairy and food industries.The Society is the recognised professional body fostering scientific and technological developments in the dairy industries of the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. Whilst its many members are predominantly from these two countries, it also has wider international representation through overseas members drawn from other EU countries and further afield.

Our purpose is to advance professional development and recognition through knowledge transfer and networking.


Future events:

Thursday 11th February, 2016, 19:30 – 21:20 SDT – ENGINEERS IRELAND (Cork Region and Ag. & Food Eng. Section) present a JOINT SYMPOSIUM: Processing capacity expansion in the Dairy Industry: A Kerry Ingredients Case Study

Kerry Ingredients is one of the “big 4” milk processors in Ireland processing 1,100 million litres of milk per annum into casein, cheese, butter, milk powders and dairy ingredients at its  Listowel, Charleville and Newmarket sites. With the kind support of Kerry Ingredients, this symposium, which is jointly organised by the Southern Ireland Section of the Society of Dairy Technology and Engineers Ireland (Cork Regions and  the Agricultural &  Food Engineering Section ), will focus on the  business imperatives and engineering aspects of the recently completed expansion project at the Charleville site. To be held in WGB_G05 Ground Floor, Western Gateway Building, UCC.  For the programme and booking form click HERE 

Northern Ireland Section Presents: Dairy Intensification - Implications for Water Demand and Wastewater Treatment 

17th February 2016, Food Innovation Centre, Loughry Campus, Cookstown, Co. Tyrone

CAFRE in association with the Society of Dairy Technology are holding a one day workshop on water demand and wastewater treatment in the context of expansion in the Dairy Sector.  This will include an afternoon site visit to LacPatrick, Ballyrashane’s state of the art Anaerobic Digester and Wastewater Treatment Plant in Coleraine.
Numbers for the site visit are limited so these will be allocated as bookings are received.  If you require transport to the site visit please advise at time of booking as some spaces may be available. If you would like further information on this workshop please contact Gary Andrews on  or Tel: 028 8676 8270
The programme for this event can be found by clicking HERE and the booking form by clicking HERE (this opens as a separate word document for editing)

The 2016 Spring Conference will be held on 14th and 15th April and will be held at the University of Reading with a theme of Probiotics, the journey continues.

Speakers at the event include Professor Paul Ross, of UCC and Teagasc, Dr Linda Thomas of Yakult, Dr Andrew Morgan of DuPont and former SDT President and IDF member, Michael Hickey. Topics to be covered include the current legislative status of probiotics, dairy applications of probiotics, current research areas. Further details will be publicised in the near future.

Annual Dinner: Monday 25th July 2016, at a new venue, Nantwich Civic Hall.  This is to be a much bigger event in 2016 and details of the day can be found by clicking HERE.

Feedback from recent events include: "Thanks for a great event yesterday, look forward to the next one." and "First SDT event the other day and won't be my last. Really good current information for what I am working on". I hope that we shall meet many of you at events during the coming year. 

Papers from our events are  available to members via the members section of this site and to non-members who attended the events via the guest page.  If you are not a member and want to access these, please complete a membership application and send with payment to  Once accepted you will be given full access to all of our member benefits!

Presentations from our Autumn Symposium, Current Food Safety Issues and Solutions are now uploaded.

Presentations from our Southern Ireland Section Workshop event on Dairy Industry Competitiveness are also available on the members section along with those from our Spring Conference.  

The Annual Report for this year is also available to view in the Publications section (Other Publications)

News from the SDT

On this page you will find the latest news from the Society. Members wishing to add news can email

Dairy Technology Student of the Year Competition

The Society, in conjunction with the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich, are holding a competition for the Student Dairy Technologist of the year.  

This award will recognise the efforts of new entrants to the Dairy Industry and promote their talent to a wide audience.  The work of the winning individual will be communicated to a global audience, showcasing their achievement.  The award will be presented at the prestigious trade lunch at the Nantwich International Cheese Awards, with the first award being made at the 2016 show.

The award is open to any student studying a dairy related course in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland. Courses may be vocational qualifications, diploma, degree and so on. There is no age restriction to applicants; however the applicant should have no more than 3 years industry experience. 

If you are interested in applying please email

IDF Parallel Symposia 11th-13th April, Dublin. The IDF event details can be found at This may well be of interest to members.

Technical Publications

Newest title in the series: 
Edited by Koon Tong Teh, Steve Flint, John Brooks and Geoff Knight
July 2015.  Hardcover and ebook available
Member price: £91
Non-member price £130
 Milk and Dairy Products as Functional Foods (1444336835) cover image
by Ara Kanekanian (Editor)
May 2014, Hardcover (E-book also available)
Member price: £91.00
Non-member price:£130.00 / €155.42
Membrane Processing: Dairy and Beverage Applications (1444333372) cover image
Title: Membrane Processing: Dairy and Beverage Applications
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781444333374
Format: 370 pages
Member price: £104.00
Non-member price:


Processed Cheese and Analogues (1405186429) cover image
Title: Processed Cheese and Analogues
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405186421
Format: 368 pages
Member price: £104.00
Non-member price:


Title: Milk Processing and Quality Management
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405145305
Format: 344 pages
Member price: £112.00
Non-member price:


Title: Dairy Fats and Related Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405150903
Format: 344 pages
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Dairy Powders and Concentrated Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405157643
Format: 408 pages
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Technology of Cheesemaking
Editor: Barry A Law, A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405182980
Format: 512 pages
Member price: £108.00
Non-member price: £135.00
Title: Cleaning-in-Place
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405155038
Format: 272 pages, 89 illustrations
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Structure of Dairy Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405129756
Format: 320 pages, 145 illustrations
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Brined Cheeses
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405124607
Format: 344 pages, 103 illustrations
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Fermented Milks
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9780632064588
Format: 280 pages, 97 illustrations
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00
Title: Probiotic Dairy Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405121248
Format: 232 pages, 46 illustrations
Member price: £116.00
Non-member price: £145.00

Free Content

Extended Shelf Life milk processing forms an important part of the UK and European liquid milk product portfolio, the Society of Dairy Technology have always maintained a keen interest in this area and have put together a selection of relevant papers to accompany the Society’s conference held on the subject.

Extended shelf-life milks in North America: a perspective

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