WEBINAR | The dairy industry under the looking glass

By Food Focus on 09 March 2021


The importance of control over milk as a perishable food needs no emphasis. Most people are aware of the enormous wastage that can occur because of the high perishability of fresh dairy products unless effectively and hygienically produced, processed and handled.  This webinar was an indepth presentation that will help you to remain compliant.  

The organised dairy industry acknowledges the importance of product compliance with product composition, food safety and metrology standards as a prerequisite for the growth of the dairy industry as well as in the interest of the dairy consumer. This is due to the fact that substandard products reaching the retail can cause extensive and prolonged harm to both the industry and the consumer.

The promotion of compliance with standards relating to milk and other dairy products, remains a demanding and multi-dimensional task.

The purpose of this presentation was to bring more clarity to the integral role of acts and regulations and standards in respect of compliance.

Join our presenters Linda Jackson and Adele Krogh as they hosted this webinar.

Our speaker is Jompie Burger

Jompie achieved a Diploma in Public Health at the Technicon Pretoria.

Practicing as an Environmental Health Practitioner he furthered his studies and obtained a Btech Environmental Health as well as a BA in Public Administration. 


During the time of holding the position of Assistant Head of Health Services at the City Council of Springs he extended his field of expertise to food safety which included further studies in food safety management systems. 


After ending his career at the local authority in 1999 he became involved in product development, experienced life as owner of an artisanal cheese factory, worked as a food safety consultant for various brand names in the food industry as well an external food safety auditor in the retail sector. 



In 2005 he became involved in the organised dairy industry by managing various statutory projects on behalf of the Dairy Standard Agency (DSA).


He is currently the Managing Director of the DSA, an independent non-profit organisation, which primary objective is to promote dairy quality and safety in the interest of the industry and the consumer. He serves on several Milk SA advisory committees and technical committees of organisations such as the SABS and the International Dairy Federation (IDF).