Certificate of Compliance Awarded with Dairy Transport Assurance Scheme (DTAS)
Long Clawson Dairy has today received its Certificate of Compliance with Dairy Transport Assurance Scheme (DTAS).
The Dairy Transport Assurance Scheme provides assurance to milk purchasers that the transport of raw milk and milk fractions meets food safety requirements, recognised industry good practice and specific customer needs.
The scheme is based on annual inspections of the milk haulage depots operated by scheme members. The assessment is conducted against 56 standards covering haulage operations, vehicle hygiene, site and statutory requirements, HACCP, personnel and training, subcontractors and contingency procedures.
The scheme is administered by Dairy UK and is overseen by a Management Committee drawn from major milk purchasers in the UK.
Membership of the scheme covers an estimated 80 to 90% of milk haulage capacity in the UK.
Alongside the Red Tractor Assurance Dairy Scheme for on-farm production, and the British Retail Consortium standards for food processing, the DTAS scheme completes the proposition behind the Red Tractor Logo of farm to fork assurance of dairy production, processing and distribution.