Food Safety and Quality

At Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin, providing resources that protect Wisconsin Dairy is the foundation to our support.  From protecting your brand, food and employees to building consumer confidence in Wisconsin as the State of Cheese to expanded training and certification, our FSQR resources lead the industry. We’re here to help coordinate the food safety training and support you need to protect your brand and build consumer confidence in Wisconsin as the State of Cheese.

Food safety questions? Contact our expert, Adam Brock.

Mastering your Craft

Short Courses

Access to continuing education is essential to keep up with industry innovations and the latest technology and processes to help keep Wisconsin Dairy safe. From artisanal and specialty trainings to large-scale technology-driven classes and advanced industry certification courses, we have something to help everyone enhance their dairy and cheesemaking capabilities.




Prerequisite Programs Course

Prerequisite programs provide the foundation for all food safety systems. A poor foundation can lead to major issues for your dairy plant – don’t let that happen!

8:00 - 5:00 PM

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Office

Madison, WI


26 - 27


HACCP for Processors

This course is a combination of lecture and interactive group exercises which provides participants with step-by-step instruction in preparing a written HACCP Plan.

8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Office

Madison, WI




Advanced HACCP: Verification and Validation Training

This IACET and International HACCP Alliance accredited training is designed to provide attendees with a thorough understanding of the concepts and applications of verification and validation.

8:00 AM - 5:90 PM

Dairy Farmers of Wisconsin Office

Madison, WI

Research, Safety & Quality

Center for Dairy Research

The Wisconsin Center for Dairy Research at University of Wisconsin - Madison (CDR) is dedicated to helped Wisconsin producers make safe, high-quality dairy products.

In addition to their continued research efforts to keep our state at the forefront of dairy, the Center also offers dairy companies supportive services and resources to continue to enhance your products safety and quality.

Learn More at the CDR Site
Making Cheesecurds

Center for Dairy Research - Wisconsin Master Cheesemaker® Program

Joanne Gauthier and Marianne Smukowski discuss the process of becoming a certified Master Cheesemaker with Pam Jahnke, the Fabulous Farm Babe.

Learn About the FDA's

Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA)

The FSMA is shifting the FDA's focus from reaction to prevention, after the realization that foodborne illness is both a big public health issue and also an economic liability.

As a result, the FDA has finalized seven major rules. These rules help to ensure food supply safety is a shared responsibility within the global supply chain for both human and animal food.

Visit the FDA Site for Details
Coming Soon!

Dairy Food Safety & Quality Certificate Series

Developed specifically for Food Safety & Quality professionals in the Wisconsin dairy industry. Whether you are new to the dairy industry or seasoned professional, this certificate series has something for you!

Scheduled to Launch in 2022

Quality Tools

From risk analysis to free Quality Assurance plant audits, we can help you prep for and implement industry-standard safety measures to ensure food safety and quality.

Crisis Communication

We can help you navigate the uncertainty when a major event affects dairy from Wisconsin, the dairy industry or your business. If you have a sensitive food safety or supply chain issue you’re not sure how to address, please reach out to us and we can help you address the problem head-on with a thoughtful solution designed to minimize any negative impacts.


Programs & Funding

Our Dairy Companies programs are setup to help Wisconsin Dairy Companies promote their brands and spread the word about our products across the market!

Company Search

Company Search

Wisconsin makes more than 600 different varieties, types and styles of cheese that are crafted and/or sold by more than 100 cheesemakers and marketers.

Market Information

Market Information

Our research helps Wisconsin Dairy Companies identify new opportunities, find new markets, and target new product development to meet the needs of a changing consumer.