Safety and quality of water use and reuse in the production and processing of dairy products
“Water is used for a wide range of activities in the dairy sector, which consumes a substantial volume of first-use drinking water for production processes, cleaning and disinfection. There is a great potential to exploit possible sources of reusable water in the dairy sector.
In 2020, the 43rd session of the Codex Alimentarius Commission approved the new work entitled “Development of Guidelines for the Safe Use and Reuse of Water in Food Production” proposed by the 51st session of the Codex Committee on Food Hygiene. To support this work, the Joint FAO/WHO Expert Meeting on Microbiological Risk Assessment (JEMRA) was asked to provide scientific advice regarding safe use and reuse of water in the dairy sector. JEMRA convened an online meeting from 14 June to 2 July 2021 to provide clear and practical guidance on risk-based approaches to assess and manage fit-for-purpose water sourcing, use and reuse in the dairy sector. This report describes the output of this meeting to support the decision-making when applying the concept of fit-for-purpose water for use in the production and processing of dairy products.”
(Citation: FAO & WHO – (2023) Safety and quality of water use and reuse in the production and processing of dairy products – Meeting report. Microbiological Risk Assessment Series, No. 40. Rome, FAO – https:// doi.org/ 10.4060/ cc4081en – ISBN: 978-92-4-006658-8 – WHO REFERENCE NUMBER: CC4081EN/1/02.2 3)