About the Dairy Practices Council
DPC is a non-profit organization with members representing education, industry and regulatory personnel concerned with milk quality, sanitation and regulatory uniformity. Membership categories include individual as well as industry, regulatory and educational sustaining members.
We write guidelines that contain practical, timely information about sanitation, procedures, and general good practices that relate to the dairy farm and dairy manufacturing facilities. Before publication, the DPC guidelines go through a rigorous peer review process to ensure that the content of each guideline is up-to-date, and complies with our member states, and US federal dairy regulations.
The DPC has six Task Forces that are charged with writing and reviewing guidelines. These Task Forces are comprised of DPC members who are considered expert in their field. Each Task Force meets at the Annual Conference, and through collaboration, writes new guidelines. Also, existing guidelines are periodically reviewed and udated to ensure they contain current technology and still meet the needs of the dairy industry.