Assessment of Good Manufacturing Practices in Ethiopia Dairy Industry

MulugetaTesfaye, AssefaBeze, and KitawDegefa

Milk and Milk Products Processing Research Directorates

Ethiopian Meat and Dairy Industry Development Institute

P.O. Box: 1573, Debre-Zeit, Ethiopia


Good Manufacturing Practice is an operational requirement necessary to enable a dairy plant to produce milk and milk products safely. It is the first step to food safety as a series of principles to be fulfilled to ensure that products meet prerequisites for safety and quality. Ethiopia dairy industries collect and process milk into different dairy products however the quality of the products was under question due to different reasons. Therefore, the objective of the study was to identify a good manufacturing practice of milk processing plants in Ethiopia's dairy industry. The study was conducted on twenty-one milk processing plants. Data were collected through a semi-structured questionnaire from September to October 2018.