food quality and safety
When it comes to food safety programs, we manage our business with harmonized standards across our operations. This means that in every location around the world, we keep a constant focus on the goodness of milk and adhere to safe processing methods. Ours is a culture of continuous improvement where we review our procedures regularly to ensure they meet or exceed the latest legal requirements and industry best practices. Our facilities worldwide are certified by international industry standards and are audited internally and by third-parties several times per year.
Our Food Safety and Quality Policy is overseen by our global Quality Assurance Committee which is led by our CEO and comprised of our senior leaders and quality assurance experts from each Division. In FY2021, our Quality Assurance Committee continued to provide global governance to ensure our high standards were upheld consistently across our operations.
Because we put the consumer first, we believe in sharing best practices with the dairy industry to maximize food safety for all. We actively collaborate with industry, regulatory and academic committees, such as the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA), the International Association for Food Protection (IAFP), the Innovation Center for US Dairy and Dairy Management Inc., with the goal of advancing dairy food safety. Read more about this in our Case Study section.