Dairy Standards Code - Victoria


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.

Service type

Code of Practice

A code of practice is a set of rules which details how people in a certain industry should behave. A code of practice can be defined as a result of legislation or by industry regulators and bodies.

Other resources

Act(s) name

Dairy Act 2000 Victoria

Food Act 1984 Victoria

Administering agency

Dairy Food Safety Victoria

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