Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

non statutory projects2

12. Farm Food Safety Audits

Farm food safety audits on a contractual basis.

To conduct annual food safety audits on milking sheds of primary producers on a contractual basis, on behalf of milk buyers as clients.The primary objective of the DSA is to promote the improvement of compliance of milk and other dairy products with product composition and safety standards on a national level. Improvement of raw milk quality is achievable in the primary industry through the successful implementation of a food safety management system by milk producers.

The primary objective of the DSA is to promote the improvement of compliance of milk and other dairy products with product composition and safety standards on a national level. Improvement of raw milk quality is achievable in the primary industry through the successful implementation of a food safety management system by milk producers.

The DSA audit system is a systematic approach of auditing that assists milk producers to implement sustainable and effective food safety systems, based on the pre-requisite programmes as provided for in Regulation 908 of 27 June 2003, issued in terms of the Foodstuffs, Cosmetic and Disinfectant Act (Act 54 of 1972). All DSA food safety audits are performed by industry and sector specific auditors.

According to the clients’ supplier quality assurance program, it is a pre-requisite that its milk producers undergo a yearly DSA audit, which forms part of their good agriculture practise (GAP) initiative.

The project is of a continuous nature and should be differentiated from Project 14. The product of this project is however available to any producer and or processor as per Project 14.

Planned activities and outputs

Project Objective

Performance Goal

DSA Client Service Level Agree-ment

Approved and signed Service Level Agreement

Revise/Compile audit guidelines and documents

Approved documentation

Perform audits on request

Estimated 200 milking shed audits

Presenting outcome of food safety audits to client

Estimated 200 milking shed audit reports

Annual renewal of service level agreement

Approved and signed Service Level Agreements

Actions

Projected Date of Completion

Review, approved and sign 2017  Service Level Agreement

As per client agreement

Approval of audit documentation

As per client agreement

Annual audit cycle (audits and audit reports)

As per client agreement

Preparation and sign of 2018 Service Level Agreements

As per client agreement

Approval of 2018 audit documentation

As per client agreement

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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