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Annual Report - Archive

EDA Annual Report 2013

EDA's annual report covering the major issues of the last year and providing insight into future developments.

EDA Annual Report 2014

EDA's annual report covering the major issues of the last year and providing insight into future developments.

EDA Annual Report 2015/16

“2015 A New Start for EU Dairy” – we chose this leitmotiv at the beginning of 2015 in the perspective of the quota regime ending on 31 March 2015 while at the same time linking our sector to the new overall direction of the EU Commission.

EDA Annual Report 2016/17

European Dairy Ambition

Position papers- Archive

Joint EDA - IDF argumentation against British Medical Journal article

Milk intake and risk of mortality and fractures in women and men: cohort studies

EDA position on the EU Organic Regulation Revision Proposal

The European Dairy Association sees the Commission´s revision proposal made for the EU organic regulation with major concern. The content of the current draft would restrict the production of organic dairy products in Europe.EDA is in favour of a...

EDA Statement to the Council of the Ministers of Agriculture of 7 September 2015

Today’s dairy market difficulties arise from weaker global demand coming on the back of a sustained period of strong global supply given the favourable production conditions in the major milk producing regions of the world. That is the reason why a...

EDA Position Paper on the Revision of National Emission Ceilings (NEC) Directive

The National Emission Ceilings (NEC) directive is currently undergoing a revision, which includes setting new national emissions ceilings for ammonia in 2020 (EU28=6%) and 2030 (EU28=27%) and for methane in 2030 (EU=33%) compared to 2005.

EDA Statement on the progress of the New European School Food Scheme 2015

Given the overarching importance of the school milk scheme, which helps children to consume a healthy diet and the prominent place of milk in the European School Food Scheme, the European Dairy Association (EDA), the voice of European milk...

EDA Position on a Circular Economy

The agricultural and food sector is at the centre of circular production cycles and the tradition of circular production is the daily experience in the dairy sector.

EDA raw milk statement Oct.2015

EDA statement following the EFSA opinion on consumption of raw drinking milk of January 2015 EDA acknowledges the EFSA opinion and underlines the importance to distinguish between raw drinking milk as evaluated by EFSA and dairy products made...

EDA Position Paper on Futures Markets

EDA is analysing the potential of futures markets for the EU dairy sector and their adjustments to the specificities of the European dairy sector...

Agricultural Markets Task Force – EDA’s view on market transparency

Agricultural Markets Task Force – EDA’s view on market transparency The setting up of the Agricultural Markets Task Force (AMTF) by the EU Commissioner Phil Hogan at the beginning of this year as one of the initiatives taken in this difficult...

EDA statement on the outcome of the Agricultural Council of 14 March 2016

We strongly welcome the decision to increase the ceilings for intervention purchasing. Intervention remains the most effective mechanism for stabilising the market and consequently helping to secure cash flow to the sector. Under the current...

WHAT IS MILK? - Or story of dairy Protected terms

The Common Agricultural Policy was set up to ensure food availability and affordability for the European population. In this framework, dairy products were recognised from the start as being unique in composition and source, being the secretion...

EDA Position Statement against mandatory origin labelling

In light of the current discussions in the European Parliament and some member states on the mandatory country of origin labelling for milk and dairy products EDA would like to reiterate its position that only voluntary origin labelling is an option...

EDA position on the legal status of former foodstuffs for feed use

It is of major importance that the future guidelines of the COM on ‘former foodstuffs’ and their settlement in the overall picture of hygiene and animal health related laws do support an increased use of animal by-products from the food sector as...

EDA position on the classification of dairy sites in the context of the BREF FDM

In the context of Food Drink and Milk BREF review, European Dairy Association (EDA) would like to clarify the key issue of the categories of activities operated in dairy installations. This issue had already been mentioned during the Kick-off...

EDA Position Paper on Trademarks

EDA request to exclude trademarks from the draft implementing Regulation on voluntary origin labelling. EDA calls for a consistent evaluation on the relevance and proportionality of the inclusion of trademarks on the voluntary origin...

EDA Position on Contractualisation

EDA submission to AMTF on contractualisation and contractual relations

EDA position on the legal status of former foodstuffs for feed use

It is of major importance that the future guidelines of the COM on ‘former foodstuffs’ and their settlement in the overall picture of hygiene and animal health related laws do support an increased use of animal by-products from the food sector as...

EDA position on the European Commission’s draft guidelines for use of former foodstuff as feed

EDA appreciates the overall idea conveyed by the newly issued draft Commission guidelines for use of former foodstuff as feed and what appears to be its general outcome, i.e. that former foodstuffs which fall under the Animal by-products (ABP)...

EDA Position Paper on LULUCF and the ESR-proposals for the EU 2030 climate framework

The European Dairy Association (EDA) urges the consideration of a land-use sector pillar in the ESR-proposal and for future LULUCF reforms.

Public procurement of food for health: technical report on the school setting’

EDA comments on the Maltese Presidency’s and Commission’s draft proposal on ‘Public procurement of food for health: technical report on the school setting’

Simplifying and Modernising the CAP

Competitivity in Agricultural Production

Dairy Nutrition Digest - Archive

Dairy Nutrition Digest 2013 | 1

The «Dairy Nutrition Digest» is EDA’s scientific newsletter providing the latest science-based information on dairy-related nutrition and health topics. Scientific articles are summarised in user friendly language for a broad audience.

Dairy Nutrition Digest 2013 | 2 - Special issue on EDA dairy policy conference

The «Dairy Nutrition Digest» is EDA’s scientific newsletter providing the latest science-based information on dairy-related nutrition and health topics. Scientific articles are summarised in user friendly language for a broad audience.

Dairy Nutrition Digest 2013 | 3

The «Dairy Nutrition Digest» is EDA’s scientific newsletter providing the latest science-based information on dairy-related nutrition and health topics. Scientific articles are summarised in user friendly language for a broad audience.

Dairy Nutrition Digest 2013 | 4

The «Dairy Nutrition Digest» is EDA’s scientific newsletter providing the latest science-based information on dairy-related nutrition and health topics. Scientific articles are summarised in user friendly language for a broad audience.