Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC)

The Dairy Processors Association of Canada (DPAC/ATLC) is Canada's national industry association representing the public policy and regulatory interests of the Canadian dairy processing industry.


About DPAC


  • Protect and advance the interests of its members and promote growth.
  • Advance quality, food safety and innovation.
  • Focus on national policies, legislation and regulations and when relevant address international / regional / provincial issues.
  • Provide leadership to governments, customers, provincial dairy and other food associations, and consumers to promote the elimination of unnecessary regulations that impede the development of the Canadian dairy processing industry.
  • Advocate a pro-consumer choice and innovation stance in policy and regulatory matters.


  • Represents the interests of the dairy processing sector to the Government of Canada, Dairy Farmers of Canada, Canadian Dairy Commission and federal or provincial government agencies
  • Acts as an industry spokesperson on issues relevant to the dairy processing industry
  • Has representation at the national Canadian Milk Supply Management Committee (CMSMC)
  • Participates in numerous industry committees on behalf of the processing sector such as Secretariat of CMSMC, P5 Technical Committee and the Canadian Laboratory Service's Board of Directors, etc.
  • Works with other dairy and food associations on regulatory, legislative and policy issues relevant to the industry.

Areas of Interest

CFIA Inspection Modernization

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is building on its strong foundation and strengthening Canada's current federal inspection approaches and tools. more »

CFIA Safe Food for Canadians Act

To protect Canadian families from potentially unsafe food, the Government of Canada tabled the Safe Food for Canadians Act on June 7, 2012. more »

CFIA Regulatory Modernization

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) is undertaking a review of its regulations for food safety, plant and animal health to improve their consistency, reduce their complexity and strengthen consumer protection.more »

Health Canada Regulatory Modernization - Marketing Authorizations

The power to make Marketing Authorizations (MA) is an authority provided to the Minister of Health pursuant to sections 30.2 to 30.4 of the Food and Drugs Act. more»

Health Canada Regulatory Modernization - Incorporation by Reference

"Incorporation by Reference" is a term used to describe a mechanism which allows a document or list that is not in the text of the regulations to be made a part of the regulations. more »

Health Canada - New Food Additives Process

Health Canada's new modern process for regulating food additives does not change the thorough safety assessment that is conducted by Health Canada scientists for all food additives. more »

Health Canada – New Maximum Residue Limits for Veterinary Drugs Process

Health Canada’s new MA process for veterinary drug MRLs will continue to protect the health and safety of Canadians while also reducing unnecessary red tape. more »