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