Dairy Rules Advisory Committee

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The purpose of the Dairy Rules Advisory Committee (DRAC) is to advise the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) on actions to improve Wisconsin dairy ​rules. The committee will meet quarterly.

For​ the first year, core functions of the committee include: Establishing by-laws, officers, and procedures for the committee; and providing feedback on current rules and future priority areas for rule changes.

The below document regarding Dairy Farm Inspection Frequency Options was shared at the Industry Stakeholder Meeting on August 16, 2023. To make a comment about dairy farm inspection frequencies, contact us via email by navigating to the "Contact" section below.

Dairy Farm Inspection Frequency Options


DRAC roster

The committee consists of no less than 12 people representing multiple stakeholder groups involved with the dairy industry in Wisconsin.

Member terms are for two years, with six or more seats up for selection each year. To create the rotation of seats, initially half of the members will serve a two-year term, and half will serve a three-year term, as chosen at the first meeting. Members may serve more than one term, and up to four terms. Elections are held once per year.


Kate Angeles​, DATCP Environmental Health Services Supervisor
Division of Food and Recreational Safety​
(608) 416-0244

Meeting Minutes

​Date​​​​Meeting Materials
​November 30, 2023
Minutes, Presentation Slides
​September 7, 2023
​Minutes, Presentation Slides, Dairy Processor Grant Press Release
​July 6, 2023
Minutes, Presentation Slides, Performance-Based Farm Inspection Sub-Committee Problem Statement, Food Safety Practices for Handling Cheese & Cheddar Cheese Curd Displays
​February 14, 2023
​​Minutes, Presentation Slides
​October 19, 2022
​​Minutes, Presentation Slides
​June 8, 2022
​​Minutes, Prese​ntation Slides
​February 16, 2022
​November 9, 2021
Minutes; Presentation Slides; Pasteurizer Subcommittee Proposal
​August 10, 2021
Minutes; Rulemaking Presentation; Regulatory Update
​May 5, 2021
MinutesMeeting Presentation; Dairy Plant Licensing Presentation; Preventive Controls Inspections Presentation
​February 3, 2021
Minutes; Presentation Slides
​November 4, 2020
Minutes; Regulatory Update; Reseal Member Concerns​; Single Farm Milk Pickup Proposal
​August 5, 2020​Minutes; Presentation Slides
​March 3, 2020Minutes
​November 6, 2019Minutes