You will be required 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
Because food standards are given legal effect by State and Territory laws, it
is important to read this Dairy Standards Code in conjunction with relevant
local food legislation.
However, the responsible Agency may exempt a person or persons from complying
with specified parts of the DairyStandards Code.
Please consult the responsible agency for more information and to ascertain the
level of compliance (if any) that may be required