The Six Modules of proAction®
Canadian dairy farmers adhere to strict regulated milk quality standards every day in order to produce some of the world’s highest milk quality.
The Food Safety module helps prevent, monitor and reduce food safety risks on farms. The module is based on the principles of Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points and has been recognized by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency.
Treating animals well and providing them with excellent care is a core value held by the dairy industry. The module includes an assessment of animal-based measures and is based on the requirements in the Code of Practice for the Care and Handling of Dairy Cattle.
Traceability is based on three pillars: animal identification, premises identification and animal movement. Tracing dairy cattle and their whereabouts is key to food safety, security and prosperity of the industry.
To improve herd health, farmers work with veterinarians to manage risks and focus on preventing the introduction of disease into, and its spread within, their herds.
The dairy industry strives to improve efficiencies and embrace innovation to reduce its environmental impact. Building on existing provincial environmental farm plans, this module includes components on nutrient management, soil health, water management practices, enhancing biodiversity, and reducing waste.
Dairy Farmers of Canada supports the implementation of excellent traceability practices. The proAction traceability module includes requirements for farmers to report their traceability data to DairyTrace.
Dairy farmers collectively produce high-quality, safe and nutritious food for consumers.