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 2018 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.