Welcome to Dairy Food Safety Victoria

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.

Dangers from raw milk for human consumption

No matter how carefully it has been produced, raw milk may be unsafe because it can contain organisms that cause illness.

In response to recent cases of serious illness among children linked to the consumption of raw milk products sold in Victoria as ‘bath milk’ or other cosmetic products, a new condition to dairy licences has been issued by DFSV to ensure that any dairy product not intended for human consumption is clearly differentiated from dairy food.

For further information, see the FAQs for consumers or the DFSV information note on the  risks of consuming raw milk and the Better Health Channel.


World Health Day 2015: A well-timed focus on food safety 

This year’s World Health Day theme promoted improvements in food safety from farm to plate and on positioning food safety as a shared responsibility.
It is an opportunity to reflect on what we do in the dairy industry to ensure the safety of our products. More...

Dairy recalls  ExclamationSign

To view details of the latest consumer recalls visit the FSANZ website.   

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Latest news & events

Reappointment of DFSV Chair - April 2015

New DFSV licence conditions – control of raw milk sales - Jan 2015

Raw milk FAQs for dairy businesses

Unpasteurised (raw) milk alert - Dec 2014

DFSV's 2014 AGM - media release - Oct 2014

New director appointed to DFSV Board - Oct 2014

2014 DFSV annual report released - September 2014