The dairy industry works hand-in-hand with government agencies such as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and others to safeguard the nation’s milk supply.
Farmers keep close tabs on the traffic coming onto their farms and train their employees to do the same. They monitor the milk tank room constantly and keep meticulous records on their animals and facilities. The trucks that pick up the milk from these tanks are sealed once they are filled. If the seal is found to have been tampered with during transportation, the milk will never reach the grocery store.
Safe Milk Supply
Dairy is one of the most regulated foods in America, and milk is tested several times during processing to make sure that it meets government safety standards. As is the case with many Americans, dairy farmers stay on alert for any unusual activity. Farms have more alarms, lights and locks and there is a general attitude of working harder to keep the milk supply as safe as it has always been.