About the Dairy Practices Council
DPC is a non-profit organization with members representing industry, regulatory and educational personnel concerned with milk quality, sanitation and regulatory uniformity. Membership categories include individual as well as industry, regulatory and educational sustaining members.
The primary mission of the DPC is to develop and disseminate 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, each DPC guidelines go through a peer review process to ensure that the guideline content is up-to-date, and complies with our member states, and US federal dairy regulations.
The DPC has six Task Forces charged with writing and reviewing guidelines. These Task Forces are comprised of DPC members who are considered experts in their field. Each Task Force meets at the Annual Conference, and through collaboration, writes new guidelines. Existing guidelines are periodically reviewed and updated to ensure they contain current technology and still meet the needs of the dairy industry.
DPC Guidelines are available in electronic (PDF) format (E-Guidelines). Printed "Green Cover" Guidelines are available on request.