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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"

Cutting cheese with wires by Ian McDonald and  A History of Whey Protein Concentrate Development by Julian Price

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:

Annual Dinner: Monday 25th July 2016, at a new venue, Nantwich Civic Hall.  This is a much bigger event in 2016 and details of the day can be found by going to the dedicated page for the event. Click HERE to be redirected. We have guest speakers during the day and Dr Judith Bryans of Dairy UK will be speaking about the future of Dairy, whilst Scott Wotherspoon of the a2Milk Company will be talking about Innovation in the Dairy Industry. Alongside these Peter Crouch of Cows and Co will be talking about Marketing and Alectia will be telling us about Passion for Dairy!

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 Spring Conference are now uploaded onto the members section. You will need your username and password to access these.

Presentations from our Southern Ireland Section Workshop event on Dairy Industry Competitiveness are also available on the members section.

News from the SDT

Members wishing to add news can email

AFCO Announces the Acquisition of Thonhauser GMBH and Thonhauser USA Click here for more detail.

Membership renewals are now due . If you pay by Direct Debit, you need take no action. If you pay by PayPal or credit card log into the site and click on renew. Thank you for prompt renewal - it makes my job a little easier!

IJDT: Did you know that you can set up automatic alerts for new topics published in the Journal. Just click on the link to the Journal on this page and once in, click on the Journal Tools on the menu on the left hand side. Click on "Get new Content Alerts". Simple eh?

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.

New! Training courses can be advertised on a new section of our learning page. Details of training courses and e-learning provided by Holchem can be found on this page. Contact execdirector for further information  on how to advertise your courses here.

Dairy Technology Student of the Year Competition 

The Society, in conjunction with the International Cheese Awards at Nantwich, hold a competition for the Student Dairy Technologist of the year.  This award recognises the efforts of new entrants to the Dairy Industry and promotes 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. For more detail go to our student awards page.

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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