MADISON, WIS. – The Dairy Food Safety Alliance shared it is inviting all dairy manufacturers, processors and industry suppliers to attend its upcoming hybrid meeting on plant inspections.

The Center for Dairy Research (CDR), Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin (DFW) and Wisconsin Cheese Makers Association (WCMA) partnered to form the alliance in order to provide the industry with practical presentations on the latest food safety research and regulatory practices.

Scheduled for Oct. 25 from 10 am to 2 pm Central – in Sun Prairie, Wis., or virtually via Zoom – the meeting will include a presentation and panel discussion on inspectors’ recent observations inside dairy facilities. The alliance shared that regulatory partners from the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection will provide updates. Additionally, DFW will cover root cause analysis and quality tools, and CDR will explore the new dairy recall tracker and sanitation preventive controls. Plus, the Innovation Center for US Dairy will highlight its Spanish language food safety training services.

“Food safety is the foundation of dairy processors’ success, and WCMA is proud to bring you the information and resources you need amid regulatory change and the evolution of consumer preferences,” said WCMA contest director Kirsten Strohmenger, adding that the alliance helps meeting attendees build up their knowledge base and expand their food safety networks.

More information on the meeting, including registration details, is available online via the WCMA’s website.