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Primary content

We work with agencies at the federal and state level, dairy farmers and companies to create the National Dairy Food Safety Regulatory Framework. Based on international codes and standards this framework requires that all across the supply chain take responsibility for food safety.

Regulatory framework

The National Dairy Food Safety Regulatory Framework is an integrated system involving federal and state regulatory agencies, dairy farmers, dairy companies and Dairy Australia.

International Codes and Standards provide a basis for this framework. As part of this framework, industry quality assurance programs require all sectors of the supply chain to take responsibility for food safety. Potential risks are monitored and the industry regularly updated.

Learn more about the regulations for pre-farm, farm, transport, manufacture, distribution and markets:

Click here to view/download the Regulatory Framework as a PDF (80kb)

Major Initiatives

Focus Farms

Dairy Australia has established a network of Focus Farms to support farmer decision making. Find out how Focus Farms looks at the factors impacting decisions at any point in time, including seasonal and market conditions.


DataGene is an independent and industry-owned organisation responsible for driving genetic gain and herd improvement in the Australian dairy industry and is an initiative of Dairy Australia and industry.

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