Acts, Regulations, Codes and Standards

Canada's federal and provincial dairy regulations, as well as other regulations related to the dairy sector. This section also has useful links to related United States dairy information and Codex Standards for milk and milk products.

Canada

Dairy Regulations and Codes

National dairy code

National Dairy Code - Part I (Revisions approved September 2015)
XHTML, PDF(381 KB)

Automatic Milking System Guidelines
XHTML, PDF (316 KB)

National Dairy Code - Part II and III (July, 2005)
XHTML, PDF (393 KB)

Interpretative Guidelines

  • Interpretative Guidelines for the Production Sector
    XHTML, PDF (207 KB)
  • Interpretative Guidelines for the Processing Sector
    XHTML, PDF (581 KB)

Code of practice - Animal Care

National Regulations

Provincial Regulations

British Columbia

Alberta

Saskatchewan

Manitoba

Ontario

Quebec

New Brunswick

Nova Scotia

Prince Edward Island

Newfoundland and Labrador

United States

United States Dairy Regulations

Codex

CODEX Reports and Official Standards

Listing of major reports for the dairy sector and the IDF position in Codex.

Farm Standards

Farm Standards

This section provides you with valuable links to industry programs and services geared toward milk safety and quality.

ProAction
Dairy Farmers of Canada and members initiated the development of proAction to show how farmers responsibly produce milk. With proAction, farmers offer proof to customers that they work to ensure milk quality and safety, and to continually improve animal health and welfare as well as environmental stewardship

If you are unable to access files, please contact the Canadian Dairy Information Centre to request an alternative format.

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