Safe products and ingredients

Goal 5

Goal 5 All dairy products and ingredients sold are safe

5.1 Zero non-compliant chemical residuals found during the Australian Milk Residue Analysis (AMRA) Survey

2016 performance: Zero non-compliant chemical residues were found during the 2015/16 AMRA Survey. The AMRA Survey plays an important role in the Australian dairy industry by monitoring the chemical residue status of Australian milk. In doing so it assesses the effectiveness of the control measures that are in place to ensure food safety outcomes, with respect to chemicals used in the Australian dairy industry.

The survey also provides assurances to importing countries that Australian dairy products are produced under a system that meets their requirements and supports the export requirements of the Department of Agriculture and Water Resources (DAWR) under the Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005.

5.2 Zero product recalls due to food contamination (as reported by Product Safety Recalls Australia)

2016 performance: There were seven recalls due to food contamination and/or allergens in 2016.

5.3 15% increase in the number of consumers who agree Australia produces high quality and safe dairy products by 2020

2016 performance: Performance against this indicator is relatively unchanged from 2015. The Dairy Monitor 2016 survey asked consumers if they agreed that Australia produces safe dairy products. Results were that 68% agreed (1% higher than 2015), 21% were neutral, 3% disagreed and 8% did not know. For high quality, dairy products, 74% agreed (1% lower than 2015), 19% were neutral, 3% disagreed, 5% did not know.