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.
DFSV strongly advises consumers to avoid consumption of raw (unpasteurised) milk because of the potential risk to public health.
The magazine Time Out Melbourne (Dec 2013/Jan 2014) recently informed its readers how to become part of a Victorian cow-share program at Mountain View Farm.
In Australia, the sale of raw cow’s milk for human consumption is illegal. In Victoria it is also illegal to package, deliver or provide raw milk for consumption.
Pasteurisation is a simple, straightforward process that results in a safe and nutritious food for all consumers. Further information on the risks associated with consuming raw cow’s milk is available here.
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Whitestone Cheese (NZ) has recalled Whitestone Windsor Blue Cheese due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
KV Dairy and Grand Foods Pty Ltd have recalled various cheese and butter products due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination.
Ashgrove Cheese Pty Ltd has recalled three cheese products due to Listeria monocytogenes.