Food Safety

Dairy Food Safety Alliance

Together with the Center for Dairy Research and Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association leads the Dairy Food Safety Alliance, a group designed to deliver the latest in food safety news to dairy product manufacturers, processors, and their suppliers.

The Dairy Food Safety Alliance meets annually, and features speakers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection, and respected leaders in the field of food safety and quality assurance.

Learn more and get involved now. Contact Events Manager Kirsten Strohmenger.

FSMA Compliance Support

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.

In partnership with the Center for Dairy Research and thanks to a grant from USDA-NIFA, WCMA offers the Food Safety Systems Guide to Raw Milk Cheese Production, a document which outlines a number of suggested food safety risk mitigation steps for the manufacture of raw milk cheese.  This brief guide was prepared by industry consultants Jim Mueller and Larry Bell.

WCMA is also pleased to offer Food Safety Modernization Act-compliant templates for dairy processors' Standard Operating Procedures and Records.  Please review these below, and direct any questions to WCMA staff.