Promoting the improvement of dairy quality and safety

in the interest of the dairy industry and the consumer

non statutory projects2

11. Product Monitoring

Product Monitoring Program on Behalf of Client.

The purpose of this project:

  • To provide roleplayers in the dairy industry such as retail groups with a service which facilitate sustainable milk and other dairy product monitoring programs on their behalf. All projects that are facilitated by DSA on behalf of a client are based on a signed service level agreement.
  • To measure product compliance with quality and safety standards prescribed in terms of the legislation listed in footnote1 on behalf of the clients.
  • To provide the clients with the relevant results in terms of the service level agreement.

The project is based on a service level agreement between the DSA and the client. The aim is to promote professional and scientific evaluation of dairy products based on all product compositional and safety standards prescribed in terms of the acts listed in footnote1.

The project focus on the analysis of any dairy and related food products as stipulated in the service level agreement between DSA and the client as well as conveying test results that are conveyed directly to the client.

Individual reports on samples are followed up by comprehensive reports compiled at the end of each year on all the results obtained during the period of one year. This report is communicated during the first quarter of the next year to the client.

Planned activities and outputs

Project Objective

Performance Goal

Frequent sampling

Determine and execute frequency sampling on behalf of the client


Follow standard operating procedures and protocol in respect of sampling, handling and transportation of sampled products

Objective testing

Ensure the objective testing of milk, dairy and other related food products sold in South Africa in order to measure compliance with legal standards by using only accredited laboratories and authorised laboratory technicians

Effective processing and statistical analysis of data

Process all incoming information and compile statistical trend analysis and assist with risk identification

Communicating results

Effective communication of results to the respective clients in terms of the service level agreements


Projected Date of Completion 

Monthly sample runs 

Twelve (12) sample runs to be completed 15 December 2020

Invoice client after every sampling run 

All invoicing to be completed by the end of December 2020

Yearly trend analysis to be completed 

January 2021 


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1. The legal standards are determined by regulations issued in terms of the following acts:
    - Foodstuffs, Cosmetics and Disinfectants Act, 1972 (Act 54 of 1972);
    - Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development – Agricultural Product Standards Act, 1990 (Act 119 of 1990);
    - Fertilisers, Farm Feeds, Agricultural Remedies and Stock Remedies Act, 1947 (Act 36 of 1947);
    - Department of Trade and Industry, National Regulator of Product Specifications (NRCS) and the application of the relevant regulations in terms of the Legal Metrology Act, 2014 (Act 9 of 2014)

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