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 Department of Health Victoria has announced a national outbreak of listeriosis which has been linked to Jindi soft cheese.
DFSV fully supports the approach that the Department of Health Victoria is taking in the interests of protecting public health in this national Listeriosis outbreak. We have a longstanding and close working relationship with the Department of Health in all matters concerning food safety. We have worked and will continue to work closely with the Department of Health in the best interests of public safety.
Whilst this outbreak continues the Department of Health will take the lead on all media enquiries. This outbreak will not be over until we are advised it is by the Department of Health and given the nature of this illness this may not be for some time.
DFSV continues to work with Jindi and also provides full support to the Department of Health.
For further information on this outbreak please refer to the Department of Health press release.
18 January 2013
The Department of Health Victoria announced a national outbreak of Listeriosis which has been linked to Jindi soft cheese.
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