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The Dairy Practices Council

A nonprofit organization of education, industry, and regulatory personnel concerned with milk quality, sanitation and regulatory uniformity publishing educational guidelines for the dairy industry.

All Things Dairy

All Things Dairy

Whether you are involved with construction, transportation, safety, research, or QC - either on the farm or in the plant- the Dairy Practices Council (DPC) can offer you resources to maximize your day-to-day practices and business. We can also offer assistance in dealing with small ruminant dairies.

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The Value of Goinig Global

The Value of Going Global

We understand the value of sharing information with and learning from our friends abroad. That's why our DPC membership extends far beyond the US dairy industry. As the world becomes smaller, our international sources of information become more valuable to you.

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Let Us Help

Today's modern dairy industry is dynamic. Changes occur rapidly and very few of us can stay up to date on all areas of the dairy business. When you need dairy information contact the DPC!

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DPC News

FSMA Preventive Controls Workshop for Small Dairy Processors

FSMA Preventive Controls Workshop for Small Dairy Processors

The DPC will be offering a FSMA Preventive Controls Workshop for small dairy processors. Are you ready for 2016? Attendees successfuly completing the Workshop and a short test will receive a certificate (see full description for details)

Troubleshooting On-Farm Bacteria Counts in Raw Milk- Updated 06/2015

Troubleshooting On-Farm Bacteria Counts in Raw Milk- Updated 06/2015

This guideline is designed to help laboratory, field personnel, and producers determine the cause and methods of correction of high bacteria counts in raw milk.

Greening of the Dairy Lab- New Guideline- Feb 2015

Greening of the Dairy Lab- New Guideline- Feb 2015

This guideline offers concepts and ideas to consider for ‘greening’ your dairy lab. Greening laboratories will help to reduce the carbon footprint of your lab by utilizing recycling and other energy conservation techniques.

HACCP Guideline Revised and Republished Feb. 2015

HACCP Guideline Revised and Republished Feb. 2015

This Guideline addresses HACCP Principle #1, Hazard Analysis

Revised February 2015- DPC# 62, Resources For Dairy Equipment Construction Evaluation

Revised February 2015- DPC# 62, Resources For Dairy Equipment Construction Evaluation

This guideline provides information to assist in the evaluation of dairy processing, packaging and handling equipment, or machinery in meeting the appropriate sanitary criteria.

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