This risk assessment updated in 2023 examined information sources including:
- foodborne illness reports and recall data in Australia attributed to dairy and dairy products
- international issues arising from human illness or perceived hazards linked with dairy and dairy products
- border detections for dairy and dairy products
- risk assessments of dairy and dairy products
- emerging issues in the farm to consumer continuum for dairy and dairy products relevant to health risk
- research findings related to hazards in dairy and dairy product production and processing
- baseline surveys of microbiological and chemical hazards in dairy and dairy products
- other relevant sources if identified during the above activities
The risk assessment concludes that regulations are still applicable to manage risk.
Aside from hazards which pose a current food safety risk, several hazards have been identified which may emerge and threaten Australia’s livestock industries and export markets or represent a future food safety risk.
- Dairy Food Safety Scheme: periodic review of the risk assessment, September 2023 (pdf 719KB, 74pp)