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.

Licence renewals

On 1 January 2016, a new DFSV licence period commences for:

  • Dairy manufacturers
  • Dairy manufacturers - milk brokers
  • Dairy distributors
  • Dairy distributors - dairy food venors
  • Dairy food carriers

If you have not received your renewal forms by Friday 9 October please contact DFSV via This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or phone 9810 5900 

DFSV to implement a new strategic plan

The Strategic Plan July 2015 to June 2020 outlines the key objectives which will underpin DFSV’s activities over the next five years. The plan describes what we will do to meet these objectives and how we will measure our performance.

Revised microbiological testing criteria

Dairy Food Safety Victoria has reviewed its requirements for the testing of dairy products by manufacturers.    

The newly released Microbiological testing criteria outlines testing requirements based upon microbiological criteria in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code (Standard 1.6.1), and the complementary limits in the User guide to Standard 1.6.1.

DFSV has determined a frequency of testing that will deliver the level of confidence we consider acceptable, balancing cost and public health risk for a specific range of products.

Currently released as a guideline, this document should inform development of new food safety programs (FSPs) and variations to FSPs. More……


Dairy recalls  ExclamationSign

Dooley’s Ice Cream has recalled its Premium Ice Cream (All flavours) due to the presence of an undeclared allergen (soy)

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


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Latest news & events

DFSV  AGM to be held on 28 October

Raw milk cheese production Amendments to Standard 4.2.4

Making your claim  changes to labelling standards

Reappointment of DFSV Chair - April 2015 

Raw milk FAQs for dairy businesses

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