Compliance and enforcement
All those involved in the production of dairy food need to ensure that food is produced, manufactured and handled in a safe manner to prevent products becoming unsafe or unsuitable for consumption.
DFSV licenses all dairy businesses operating in Victoria, monitors compliance with the regulatory framework and, where necessary, takes appropriate compliance and enforcement action when non-compliance occurs.
The Regulatory Operations Strategy 2018–2022 explains how DFSV performs its role as a regulator, establishing a regulatory framework which includes the application and issuance of licences for all dairy businesses (licensing) as well as activities for generating compliance, monitoring and responding to non-compliance.
Dairy Food Safety Victoria's Compliance and Enforcement Policy sets out DFSV’s approach in administering and ensuring compliance with the regulatory framework and expectations for dairy businesses, including a strong culture of voluntary compliance within the industry.