Dairy Food Safety Victoria (DFSV) is the independent regulator of Victoria’s dairy industry. DFSV ensures national food safety standards are met by licensing all dairy premises operating in Victoria’s dairy industry and approving and ensuring compliance with food safety programs.
The current licence period for bovine dairy farmers ends on 30 June 2014. In previous years, the process for renewing these licensees involved dairy manufacturers applying on behalf of their suppliers and has been a very manual administrative process.
This year, improvements to our licensing management system will enable us to utilise the milk supply data that is provided by dairy manufacturers with the submission of dairy farmer licence fees, to efficiently review the activity of each dairy farmer licensee and automatically renew active, eligible suppliers. As a result: