The Dairy Standard Agency executes its current statutory and non-statutory activities through the implementation of the following scientifically grounded and predetermined objectives, strategies and processes:
- Support and interact with existing government regulators responsible for maintaining standards as referred to under 1(b);
- Support and interact with existing risk identification structures/initiatives;
- Monitoring of milk and other dairy products offered to the consumer, for compliance with legal standards;
- Primary support to existing government, dairy industry structures that maintain standards;
- Liaison and co-operation with other organisations with similar objectives;
- Support to existing government and food industry risk identification structures.
The above-mentioned objectives of the organisation are supported by several strategies which amongst other includes:
- The establishment and maintenance of a successful national milk and other dairy products monitoring program;
- The establishment and maintenance of a remedial action program for regular contraveners of legal standards;
- Identification of non-conformances in the industry in respect of milk and other dairy products;
- The establishment and maintenance of an effective communication program with stakeholders concerned;
- The establishment and maintenance of a good working relationship with all stakeholders concerned.
The processes to achieve the aforementioned objectives and strategies of the organisation are defined and implemented as goals funded on a statutory and non-statutory basis. The statutory project goals for 2017 are listed below. Consideration should be given to the fact that current DSA project goals are well established which allows for demand driven expansion and improvement.