Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

DSA Strategic Approach

The following is a broad strategic approach - click here for the .pdf version


The Dairy Standard Agency (DSA) is a registered non-profit company (NPC) in terms of the new Companies Act, 2008 (Act 71 of 2008). The primary objective of the DSA is the promotion of the compliance of milk and other dairy products with product composition, food safety and metrology standards.

Read more: Strategic Approach for 2019

To successfully continue in 2019, proposed activities within project goals of the DSA are prioritised on a first and second level basis. This prioritisation process coincides with the DSA Audit and Risk Committee role in terms of risk analysis which is reviewed on an annual basis. Although this document mainly reflects on statutory activities, DSA non-statutory activities are included in the level of priorities in view of the company’s balanced approach to achieve its main objectives.


Read more: Prioritising of Projects Goals

2019 Statutory and Non-Statutory Projects

The DSA progressively executes and maintains its projects. As a result, management continuously monitors new demands and investigates the possible extension of the product range to be included in its statutory and non-statutory budgets. That continuation of the current strategy is considered to be in the best interest of the DSA and subsequent further development within the context of existing projects, using the experience gained, is to be provided for in the DSA 2019 project plan.

Read more: 2019 Projects

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