Safe products and ingredients

Embedding a food safety culture into dairy businesses

Dairy Australia will facilitate a project to help dairy businesses, especially small to medium enterprises (SMEs), be trade ready.  This project is funded under the Australian Government’s Package Assisting Small Exporters (PASE) and aims to help embed a food safety culture within a dairy business’ continuity plans, as well as provide mechanisms to demonstrate how the culture is being effectively implemented.  A Steering Committee involving state and federal jurisdictions, together with industry representatives will oversee the project.

The project will build on work done by Safe Food Queensland, in partnership with Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) and Dairy Australia. A series of workshops for dairy SMEs were held to help the businesses be better prepared to manage business continuity, traceability, food recalls and reputation management (both the business and the industry) in the face of a quality and/or safety incident.