The Tasmanian Dairy Industry Authority (TDIA) is an independent statutory government authority fully funded by the dairy industry.
TDIA is established under the Tasmanian Dairy Industry Act 1994 and administers dairy food safety legislation at federal, state and local government level. Dairy premises are required by law to be licensed by TDIA.
The role of TDIA is to ensure that dairy products manufactured in Tasmania are safe for consumers. We do this by licensing dairy farmers, dairy factories and vendors, and ensuring that food safety requirements are met by auditing our licensees against relevant legislation, including the Dairy Industry Act 1994, the Tasmanian Food Act 2003, the Export Control Act 1982 and the provisions of the Food Standards Australia New Zealand (FSANZ) Food Standards Code.
TDIA has four staff members, who either meet, or are working towards, the nationally accredited requirements for auditing high risk dairy products.