Who is responsible for ensuring milk's quality?
The responsibility for ensuring milk's quality is shared by public health officials, the dairy industry, and consumers, but it begins with the farmers. America's dairy farmers are dedicated to providing you with safe, high quality milk and dairy products. Their commitment to quality also means caring for their animals and the land.
Milk and dairy products undergo a number of safety, quality and sanitation procedures such as pasteurization, making them among the most highly regulated and safest foods available.
What does Quality Chekd do to ensure a safe milk supply for consumers?
Quality Chekd’s standards have always exceeded those of any government—and are continually on the rise. Member dairies supply products to retailers and consumers that are safe and of the highest quality. Products are tested monthly and standards must be maintained to carry the Quality Chekd symbol.
I've heard that sometimes milk contains antibiotics. What can you tell me?
Every tanker truck of milk is checked at the dairy plant for antibiotics. If a tanker load tests positive for antibiotics, the entire load is immediately discarded and never reaches store shelves. Dairy products are among the most tested, regulated and safest foods.
(National Dairy Council)