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Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative

The Artisan Dairy Producer Food Safety Initiative is a practical, hands-on outreach program designed to make the Food Safety Modernization Act a workable reality for Wisconsin’s many artisan dairy manufacturers.  This program is funded by the United States Department of Agriculture – National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and spearheaded by WCMA and the Center for Dairy Research.

Training Seminars

The  Initiative launched in early 2017 with four regional workshops led by WCMA staff, CDR's Marianne Smukowski, Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board's Matt Mathison, and Initiative Food Safety Educators Jim Mueller and Larry Bell, who explained how to create a FSMA-compliant facility plan and provided participants with materials to begin plan development.

On-Site Consultations

Following workshops, Initiative Food Safety Educators have visited dairy product manufacturing and processing plants in Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa to evaluate existing operations and to assist in the completion of new FSMA-compliant facility plans.

For more information on this program, contact WCMA’s Rebekah Sweeney at 608-286-1001 or rsweeney@wischeesemakers.org.

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FSMA-Compliant Templates

Disclaimer: The information provided in the documents below is for informational purposes only, and may not be used as a substitute for legal advice regarding food safety laws in any jurisdiction. Materials are based on compliance with federal laws.  The Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association makes no representation or warranty with respect to the completeness, accuracy, reliability, or suitability of any information provided in training sessions or materials. We recommend that participants consult an attorney concerning the laws applicable to any particular situation.  By utilizing the materials provided, you agree to release WCMA and their agents from any and all liability that may result from your use of the information provided in the materials.