Certificate of registration to operate a large scale milk processing plant

For conformity and compliance with the dairy standards and regulations.

  • The Dairy plant shall be situated in an open, hygienic surrounding free from radioactive fallout.
  • The plant shall be 50 meters away from the major or main roads where lots of dust, mud and obnoxious fumes, smoke or odours are present as a result of automobile traffic.
  • The plant shall be located 50 meters away from the garbage dumping sites.
  • The plant shall be located 50 meters away from the open sewerage line.
  • The plant shall be located 50 meters away from the motor vehicle garage.
  • The structure housing the unit shall be of sufficient area to carry out work under sanitary/ hygienic condition.
  • Structure and design shall be able to allow for location of equipment in such a way that does not impede product and personnel flow.
  • Structure and design shall be able to allow for location of equipment in such a way that does not impede product and personnel flow.
  • Materials used in construction shall be non-toxic to human.
  • The materials shall be water proof and non-decomposable under the work environment. BUT this excludes polyethylene linings.
  • The walls inside the workroom shall be smooth, cleanable, and have uniform pattern.
Wall and ceiling
  • The elements used for construction shall be consistent, fitted together with no slits left between them and no vestigial studs.
  • The joinery points shall be done using food grade silicon filler (Does not react with water).
  • The ceiling shall be at a sufficient height, to give adequate clearance for activities in the work room.
  • The walls and ceiling shall be free from flake (peeling) paint and leak proof.
  • The architectural design of the floor shall be in such a way that it allows for liquid matter to flow towards the waste drainage.
  • Shall be made of water proof material (Terrazzo or Tiles).
  • Shall be made of materials resistant to chemical actions by alkali and acids.
  • The floor shall be made of materials tolerant to very low and very high temperature.
  • Drainage shall be adequate and sufficient to drain away waste water/ liquids.
  • The direction of waste flow shall be from the clean side (High risk) to the dirty side (low risk).
  • The drainage shall have protective covers (suitably perforated) to allow in liquid waste but also does not impede movement of trolleys and loaders.
  • The drainage shall have screens at inspection points to trap any solid soils moving along.
  • Drainage leading to the outside shall be made in such a way that it has screens and siphons to the outside and prevents entry of vermin.
  • There shall be adequate bright white light either of natural (solar) or artificial (electricity) source.
  • Fittings shall be protected and fitted in such a way that they do not pose any chance of contamination.
  • The conduits shall be water proof to prevent possible electrical fires and shocks during cleaning.
  • There shall be adequate ventilation to provide sufficient air circulation.
  • There shall be extractor fans to suck out used air, moisture, heat and bad odours.
  • The ventilators and windows shall be positioned on the side away from the toilets, and suspected contaminated air.
Other goods
  • No dairy premises shall be used to sell eggs, dry goods, electronics, paraffin, soap, etc.
Water supply
  • There shall be water reticulation system laid out in a way that prevents possible contamination.
  • Potable water shall be of quality standard as spelt out in US 201.
  • The water line for generating steam, firefighting and that used for cooling the condensers shall be on a different reticulation while in the premises.
Waste disposal
  • There shall be adequate and appropriate means to dispose of wastes.
  • There shall be a drainage adequate and sufficient to drain off waste water and other liquids to the main drainage channel and soak pits where applicable.
  • There shall be adequate and suitable bins in which to collect solid wastes generated during production.
  • The bins shall be in such a position that does not pose a risk of contamination to the milk and milk products.
Personnel hygiene
  • All workers shall undergo medical examination to determine their health fitness to handle milk.
  • The medical examination shall test for tuberculosis, inter-gastro worms (helminths), vibrio cholerae, Shigella sp. Salmonellae Typhae, skin diseases and General health and a medical certificate for health fitness shall be maintained. Any worker who fails the medical test shall not be allowed to handle milk and milk products.
  • In case a worker has boils, sores, pimples and any other communicable diseases, shall first see a medical officer for appropriate treatment before working directly on milk and milk products.
  • Staff shall bathe with non-perfumed soap before and after work.
  • All workers shall observe the basic principles of hygiene. Short finger nails, no beard, clean teeth, no spitting in work area, nose picking no body perfumes, not drunk, no bangles, and bracelets, watches, nail vanish, and no make-up on face.
  • Workers shall be provided with suitable (preferably white) overcoats or overalls that are cleanable.
  • Visitors shall be provided with protective wear.
  • There shall be adequate hygiene facilities to ensure acceptable level of hygiene and shall be located in such areas that their doors do not open directly to the work area. The facilities shall be provided with adequate water supply, detergents and disinfectants and hand drying materials in suitable locations.
  • Workers shall have adequate change rooms with lockers where to keep personal belongings separate for both sexes.
  • Shall be adequate bathing rooms with body towels.
  • There shall be separate eating rooms with suitable seats and smoke room with ashtrays. At no time shall the workroom be used as the eating room.
  • There shall be adequate, clean toilets easily accessible and provided with tissue paper.
Equipment and hygiene
  • All equipment surfaces that come into contact with milk shall be food grade (non-toxic, non-inert to milk and its products, non-absorbent or adsorbent, and not affected by cleaning chemicals), preferably stainless steel, aluminium alloys of tin and mild steel.
  • The equipment shall leave a clearance of 1.5 feet from the ceiling and1.5 feet to the adjacent wall and 1.5 feet above the ground to provide for cleaning space. There shall be a minimum number of support stands to provide for cleaning.
  • If the equipment has some pipes passing through the ceiling to the floor of the processing room, sleeves shall be fitted.
  • If the equipment has some cycles of dripping, then drains or collecting pans shall be used to trap the dripping for disposal.
  • The electric installations shall be at least 1.5ft away from the wall, and or completely sealed on the equipment.
  • All gasketing materials shall be non-porous, non-absorbent and fitted in such a manner to prevent it protruding into the milk or creating recesses or ledges between the gasket joints that will interfere with proper cleaning.
  • The machine room shall be well lighted, and ventilated with special attention given to equipment producing heat, steam, fumes or vapour.
  • Equipment shall be kept clean by an adequate supply of water, steam and detergents. Equipment shall be cleaned, and sanitized at the end, sterilized before use.
  • Equipment shall be kept in an appropriate state of repair and condition to facilitate cleaning and sanitation to prevent possible contamination of milk and milk products. The equipment shall be lime washed, painted, sanitized and deaerated.
Transport containers
  • Cans shall be made of food grade materials (aluminium, stainless steel or plastic).
  • Bulk transport containers (tankers) shall be designed in accordance with appropriate standards to ensure ease for cleaning and disinfect drainage and avoid contamination.
  • Open pickups shall not transport milk unless the pick-up is built in such a way as to preclude dust and rain.
  • Milk transport vehicles shall be kept clean at all times.
  • Phone:+256 414343901/3
  • Physical Address:1 Kafu Road
  • Postal Address:P.O.Box 34006,Kampala, Uganda
  • Jurisdiction:National
  • Email Address:info@dda.or.ug
  • Website: www.dda.or.ug
  • Operating Hours:Moday to Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm (excluding weekends and public holidays)
  • Directions: View Directions