The public consultation on the proposed changes to the Dairy Regulations in South Australia closed on 28 February 2017. Now we wait to see what the outcome will be.
Many of you have heard that the Coroner has released findings in relation to the child that passed away in 2014 due to the alleged consumption of raw milk. Read the coroner's report here.
There has never been a greater need to unshackle dairy farmers from the ban on raw milk. Australian consumers are demanding raw milk for health reasons. Industry and regulators need to sit down and work out a regulatory framework for Australia.
Change the rule mandating pasteurisation of all farm milk, as it has no scientific basis in public health and causes an unlevelled playing field. Australia's current dairy regulations benefit processors and retailers, while disadvantaging farmers and consumers.
FSANZ’s projections, which were not verified against real-world data, are still being used to justify a nationwide ban on raw cows’ milk in Australia.
Australia needs to modernise its dairy food regulations to legalise and regulate the sale of safe raw milk to satisfy the existing consumer demand. The recent punitive measures taken by state governments against dairy farmers to prevent the sale of raw milk are counter-productive and will encourage a black market with its inherent problems.