On-farm food safety (OFFS) plans are becoming standard in many agricultural sectors, including dairying. All licensed commercial dairy farmers in Canada must have these plans, and the mandatory Canadian Quality Milk / ProAction program is a federally-recognized OFFS program.
The Raw Milk Institute has developed a HACCP-based on-farm food safety system, the “Risk Analysis and Management Program.” RAWMI-training involves developing two safety plans, the Risk Analysis and Management Plan (RAMP) and the Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures (SSOP). These OFFS plans can be created for any farm with any type of dairy animals. Each farm is individual, and the plans are customized for the conditions of each.
In the BC Fresh Milk Project, participants are classified as “trained” if they are: (1) testing milk samples regularly and are meeting RAWMI Common Standards, (2) have received on-farm mentoring from a RAWMI trainer, and (3) have written their farm’s RAMP and SSOP. All other participants are classified as “in-training.”
Listed below are RAMPs and SSOPs of current trained participants in the “B.C. Fresh Milk Project.
Farm 348/644 (RAWMI-Listed farm, the first in Canada (2013)):
Farm 517 (fully trained and now applying to become RAWMI-Listed):
- Risk Analysis and Management Plan (RAMP)
- Standard Sanitary Operating Procedures (SSOP) for a clean-in-place (CIP) pipeline system (current).
- Previous SSOP, for a bucket milker and pulsator system, used up until 2016.
Other OFFS plans being written by our project participants in-training will be added to this list as they are finalized.
- View this RAWMI webinar “Writing Your RAMP” to learn how to write your own RAMP. Or, join our “B.C. Fresh Milk” project and our volunteers will help you out. To join, either (1) Fill in the online form on the page at https://www.rawmilkinstitute.org/how-to-become-rawmi-listed or (2) Download and fill in the Listing application form and email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- For more examples of RAMPs, see the individual pages for each RAWMI-listed farmer on the Raw Milk Institute website.
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