Safe products and ingredients

The dairy industry works with Australian and international agencies to ensure all dairy proucts sold are safe.

Making food safety a priority

The Australian dairy industry has world class quality assurance systems in place to ensure all dairy products and ingredients sold are safe.

The industry works with Australian and international government regulatory agencies and service suppliers to ensure the safety of all dairy products and ingredients sold.

In 2016, there were seven recalls due to food contamination and/or allergens, as reported by Product Safety Recalls Australia.


The Australian Milk Residue Analysis (AMRA) Survey is an independent national monitoring program that checks for potential agricultural and veterinary chemical residues and environmental contaminants in Australian bovine milk.

In 2015/16, there were no residues detected above the relevant Australian Maximum Residue Limit (MRL) as specified in the Australia New Zealand Food Standards Code.

These results provide objective evidence that the Australian dairy industry’s approach to agricultural and veterinary chemical usage is responsible, effective and in accordance with good agricultural practice. It also demonstrates that the food safety programs adopted by the dairy industry are successful in managing potential residue contaminations.

The level of inquiry and expectation from consumers and supply chains around transparency is increasing. To meet these demands we have made the AMRA Survey Annual Report 2014-15 publicly available (see

Sustainable Development Goals

Australian dairy industry is committed to safe food and can play its part in delivering the UN Sustainable Develop Goals, particularly 2.1, by delivering safe and nutritious foods all year round.

2.1 By 2030, end hunger and ensure access by all people, in particular the poor and people in vulnerable situations, including infants, to safe, nutritious and sufficient food all year round.