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Society of Dairy Technology

International Journal of Dairy Technology

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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 the easiest way to access is to go to the Wiley Online Library homepage at Click on “Log in/Register” on the top right hand side of the page and use your email address to log in. Then click the “Forgotten Password” link to reset your password.

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


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 TechnologyCutting cheese with wires by Ian McDonald and  A History of Whey Protein Concentrate Development by Julian Price
  • 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. Recent newsletters are available in the publications area.
  • Access to the membership directory
  • Access to a wide range of resources include technical resources and careers in Dairy Science and Technology
  • 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.

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

If you wish to join the Society you can join online and pay by card or PayPal. You will be directed to PayPal and if you do not have an account or do not wish to create one, simply click the check out as guest option. Alternatively, if you wish to pay by any other method, email for forms.


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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.


Our Spring Conference will take place next year at Loughry Campus, CAFRE in Cookstown, Northern Ireland on 29th/30th April 2020. The Conference will have a theme of 'Future in Focus' , for more information and how to book your place please click here.

We are pleased to have themed up with the BFBi for another joint event this year. On the 10th June 2020 a joint seminar with a sustainability theme 'Tomorrows World - Working Towards “Free From” Sustainability' will be held at Nottingham University (Sutton Bonington campus). This will be a free to attend seminar and will cover a range of topics on water, energy, packaging and waste to understand what can realistically be achieved as we strive towards a sustainable future. For more information and how to book your place see this link.

Summer Symposium and Annual Dinner 27th July 2020, on the eve of the Nantwich International Cheese Awards as usual. Go to Events to find the dedicated page for this event. Companies can book a table and sponsors for this event are welcome - details on the Annual Dinner web page. 

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. 

Presentations 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 either online where you can pay by card and get immediate access, or in hard copy and send with payment to  Once accepted you will be given full access to all of our member benefits!


News from the SDT

Members wishing to add news can email

ICA/SDT Student of the Year Competition: If you would like to be in with a chance of winning the prestigious ICA/SDT Student of the Year Award get your registration in now! Details of the requirements for the competition are available by clicking HERE The winning student will be invited to attend the Trade Lunch at the Nantwich International Cheese Awards on Tuesday 27th July 2020, where the award will be presented. You may also have the opportunity to have your work published in IJDT.

A very informative publication 'Evolution of the British Cheese Industry' by Nigel White has been made available to members by clicking HERE  I am sure that many of you know that Nigel, formerly an Economist, has spent most of his life working with cheesemakers in various roles and more latterly was Secretary of the British Cheese Board from 1995-2015. The pages of his monograph explore the British Cheese Industry from Roman times to present day highlighting key turning points in its development. It is a really fascinating read that you will have difficulty putting down!! 

The Brian Peacock Award for the Dairy Technologist of the Year will be awarded at the Annual Dinner. Nominations for the 2020 award can be made to using the form available by clicking HERE

Roll of Honour of recipients of SDT awards is now available to view in the news section or by clicking HERE

Read the latest Newsletter online Go to publications to find the newsletters and they are all listed.

Membership subscriptions are due on 1st July. If you pay by direct debit you need take no further action. If you pay by any other method and your subscription is due, you will have received an email with a link to payment by card. BACS and cheque payments are also accepted. You will need to know your log in details to renew by card!

The second edition of "Probiotic Dairy Products" has just been published. See below for more detail and click on the link to purchase at member discount.

New!  We have added a "job finder" tab to our resources page.  Companies can advertise vacancies here for a minimal charge by emailing execdirector as above.Check it out!

New! Training courses can be advertised on a new section of our learning page. Details of training courses and e-learning provided by several companies can be found on this page. Contact execdirector for further information  on how to advertise your courses here and learn about an exciting new intitaitive whereby trainers can gain SDT approval for their courses, utilising the prestigious SDT logo, on all their paperwork or advertising. 


Technical Publications

Newest title in the series: 
Edited by A.Y. Tamime and L. V. Thomas (January 2018)
Hard cover and e-book available
Member price: £84.50 (hard cover)
Non-member price £130
Edited by A.Y. Tamime (February 2017)
Hard cover and e-book available
Member price: £84.50 (hard cover)
Non-member price £130
Edited by Koon Tong Teh, Steve Flint, John Brooks and Geoff Knight
July 2015.  Hardcover and ebook available
Member price: £84.50
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: £84.50
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: £91.00
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: £106.50
Non-member price:


Title: Milk Processing and Quality Management
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405145305
Format: 344 pages
Member price: £109.00
Non-member price:


Title: Dairy Fats and Related Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405150903
Format: 344 pages
Member price: £111.00
Non-member price: £171.00
Title: Dairy Powders and Concentrated Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405157643
Format: 408 pages
Member price: £111.00
Non-member price: £171.00
Title: Technology of Cheesemaking
Editor: Barry A Law, A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405182980
Format: 512 pages
Member price: £102.00
Non-member price: £157.00
Title: Cleaning-in-Place
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405155038
Format: 272 pages, 89 illustrations
Member price: £111.00
Non-member price: £171.00
Title: Structure of Dairy Products
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405129756
Format: 320 pages, 145 illustrations
Member price: £111.00
Non-member price: £171.00
Title: Brined Cheeses
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9781405124607
Format: 344 pages, 103 illustrations
Member price: £111.00
Non-member price: £171.00
Title: Fermented Milks
Editor: A Y Tamime
ISBN: 9780632064588
Format: 280 pages, 97 illustrations
Member price: £109.00
Non-member price: £168.00

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

Dairy Technology: A UK perspective on its past, present and future

R Andrew Wilbey

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