You will need to comply with the Dairy Standards Code if you are involved in the production, supply or sale of dairy or dairy products.
The Dairy Standards Code is a collection of individual food standards. Standards on related matters are grouped together into Parts, which in turn are collected together into three chapters:
- standards that apply to the primary production of dairy
- requirements affecting the collection and transporting of dairy
- the processing of dairy and dairy products.
Food standards have the force of law. It is a criminal offence in Australia to supply food that does not comply with relevant food standards. Notwithstanding food standards, it is also an offence to sell food which is damaged, deteriorated or perished, which is adulterated, or which is unfit for human consumption.