Starting a dairy business
Who needs a licence?
- All dairy farmers who sell their milk (or supply it to their own factory) need a licence.
who makes bottled milk or makes dairy products, including yoghurt,
cheese, butter, ice cream, powdered dairy products, and other products with a dairy component of
greater than 50%. This includes people who want to make small amounts
of dairy products to sell at their local markets or exchange for other
- Vendors who carry or sell market milk (which includes packaged milk, cream and other dairy products).
are some circumstances where you will not require a licence to make
If you are uncertain whether you need a licence, please
contact us to discuss your business, as you may be in breach of the Dairy Industry Act 1994
if you continue to manufacture.