STANDARDS & MARKET ACCESS REQUIREMENTS FOR THE DAIRY SECTOR
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Animal health professionals’ specifically veterinary and para-veterinary professionals are essential actors in the Dairy Sector Value Chain. They sit at the first node in milk production of input supply and service provision.
This puts them at a very critical control point in the milk production and processing process.
The purpose of this dairy sector short course is to provide knowledge for animal health professionals so that they can support dairy cattle farmers in the Kenyan dairy sector to produce milk that is safe, traceable and certifiable for local and international market access. Food safety and hygiene is increasingly becoming important with milk identified as a major hazard.
This short course gives animal health professionals in the dairy value chain the knowledge of the regulatory requirements on food safety, quality and traceability at every stage of their operation so that the milk and milk products are safe for human consumption.
The course is provided by Dr. Kenneth Orengo BVM, Msc. (Pharmacology & Toxicology) Ongoing PhD. He is the head of the Analytical Chemistry and Food Safety Laboratory at the Department of Veterinary Services.
This course has been adapted from the Standards and Market Access Programme (SMAP) Dairy Sector Self-Assessment Guide developed for the Department of Veterinary Services and adapted for Veterinary Surgeons and Para-Veterinary professionals.
This course is developed for animal health professionals specifically;
- Veterinary Surgeons
- Para-Veterinary Professionals
This course consists of eight modules each with its own specific objective.
MODULE 1: THE KENYAN DAIRY SECTOR
MODULE 2: THE DAIRY SECTOR SELF ASSESSMENT GUIDE
MODULE 3: LEGAL, REGULATORY & POLICY FRAMEWORK FOR THE DAIRY SECTOR VALUE CHAIN
MODULE 4: RECOMMENDED DAIRY FARM PRACTICES AND BIO-SECURITY MEASURES
MODULE 5: DAIRY FARMING PROCESS AND FEED SUPPLIERS
MODULE 6: SAMPLING AND HAZARD ANALYSIS AND CRITICAL CONTROL POINT PLANS (HACCPs)
MODULE 7: RISK MANAGEMENT AND MANDATORY NOTIFICATION PROCEDURES
MODULE 8. PUBLIC AND PRIVATE LABORATORIES INVOLVED IN THE DAIRY SECTOR
EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES
- The learners should be able to illustrate the entire dairy sector value chain and list the actors at every stage.
- The learner should be able to identify the course goals, scope, concepts and benefits.
- The learner should be able to describe the legal, policy and regulatory framework around the dairy sector.
- The learner should be able to list the recommended dairy farm practices and biosecurity measures required at the production level including coming up with a biosecurity plan.
- The learner should be able to outline the dairy farming processes, stages and identification of specific risks at the farm specifically relating to animal health professionals.
- The learners should be able to explain the hazard analysis critical control point plan and the structure and audit table for risk assessment.
- The learner should be able to identify the risk management strategies required at production level and list the procedure for mandatory notification for identified risks and non-conformities
- The learner should be able to list both public and private laboratories in Kenya specific to the dairy sector and identify the opportunities and challenges the laboratories have.