Hari Shankar Gupta
Dy. Manager (QC)Delhi Milk Scheme


Quality Assurance (QA) which is an integrated approach in food safety management system (FSMS) mostly supplanted with quality control because of lack of awareness of this concept in dairy industry. Dairy plants earlier have quality control section which now they are renaming to quality assurance which is a futile approach to implement FSMS. Heads of dairy plants can only implement quality assurance only if he has control on system from farm till distribution. Quality assurance relates to how a process is performed, whereas quality control is more the inspection aspect of quality management. Hence, it is the need of the hour that owners and heads of dairy plants must understand this concept for delivering safe food to consumers and better return to the farmers.

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