Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

non statutory projects2

16. Workshops and Courses

To present workshops regarding prerequisites needed for the successful implementation of food safety management systems or parts thereof in milk production and dairy processing facilities, internal food safety auditor’s courses and laboratory implementation on a user pay principle.

Documents that will be communicated during workshops are:

  • Code of Practice (COP)
  • Laboratory implementation program (LIP)
  • DSA Food Safety Management documentation
  • DSA Guideline for the interpretation of Quality Problems in milk (Trouble Shooting Guidelines)
  • DSA labeling Guidelines

The DSA through its project activities identified the need for specific workshops to assist the dairy industry as well as regulatory officials in obtaining the necessary knowledge regarding the implementation and maintenance of food safety and quality requirements. Industry support in this regard is also done in view of the standing relationships between the DSA and environmental health officers (EHP’s) and the need for the continuous professional development of EHP’s in the dairy discipline as part of the transformation objectives.

The workshops identified include:

  • prerequisites needed for the successful implementation of food safety management systems or parts thereof in milk production and dairy processing facilities.
  • internal food safety audit courses to the industry and regulatory bodies.
  • implementation and maintenance of a dairy laboratory.

Planned activities and outputs

Project Objective

Performance Goal

Minimum of six (6) workshops to be held during 2018

Content of the workshops must cover all related criteria addressed in DSA guideline documentation. Minimum of five participants per session.

Actions

Projected Date of Completion

COP workshops to the industry/regulatory bodies  

2 per year

Internal food safety auditors course

2 per year

Labeling workshops

2 per year

 

 

 

 

Industry Partners

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