Dairy

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Dairy

Dairy products are mass produced and are ingredients in many different foods. A simple definition of Dairy, is any food made from the milk products of animals, or produced in the mammary glands. The most common dairy products come from cows which are often the prime producer of dairy products, and their milk is also used in the production of creams, cheeses and desserts. Dairy products are not exclusive to cows, we also take milk from goats and sheep.

Dairy products for those who can consume them act as a source of protein, fat and sugar. Dairy products contain useful nutrients such as calcium, which has been shown to improve bone strength, especially in growing children. Animal milk is used in a variety of products, whose protein, fat and sugar content depend on the type of milk used and which animal it comes from, as well as the additives used to create the product, which will vary on flavor and variation as needed.

Our large portfolio of different test formats can be used to analyze milk and milk powder, cheese, yogurt and many other dairy products.

Food pathogens

Milk and products derived from milk of dairy cows can harbor a variety of microorganisms which can be important sources of foodborne pathogens. Although most milk is pasteurized, the entry of raw milk contaminated with food pathogens into dairy processing plants can result in the persistence of these pathogens in the production line and lead to contamination of processed dairy products, bringing consumers into contact with pathogenic bacteria. Besides, pasteurization may not destroy all foodborne pathogens in milk. That’s why manufacturer should be concerned about the microbial quality of their dairy products. Read more

Allergens

As one of the major food allergens, any dairy or packaged food made with milk should be labeled in easy-to-understand terms to remind people with lactose intolerance. In addition to ingredients, unintended contamination during storage and production is also very common. For these reasons, dairy products should be tested to protect consumers from allergy. Read more

Mycotoxins

When the cows are fed a diet contaminated with aflatoxin, the potentially toxic aflatoxin M1 is secreted together with the milk. However, aflatoxin M1 is relatively stable during heat treatment and milk processing, so it is strongly recommended to check raw milk and final products. Read more

Antibiotics

In addition to potential health risks, antibiotic drug residues can also cause economic losses because they may inhibit the production processes involved in microorganisms. European Commission Regulation specifies the maximum level of antibiotics allowed in animal-derived foods, for example: the maximum amount of penicillin in milk is 4 ppb, tetracycline is 100 ppb, whereas the chloramphenicol is 0. Our testing kits can also help you to detect ceftiofur, cephapirin, gentamicin, kanamycin, etc. Read more

Hormones and anabolics

During the feeding process, the cows may be exposed to feed or water containing hormones, which may cause drug residue issues in milk. This will affect the quality of the dairy products. Therefore, hormone testing is important in the identification of raw milk and the monitoring of dairy production process. Read more

Chemical contaminants

Milk, infant formula and dairy products may be contaminated with bisphenol A (BPA) which is a ubiquitously found chemical compound originating from polycarbonate containers and epoxy resins. It has been shown that BPA may mimic estrogenic effects in both animals and human, resulting in reproductive disorders and potentially increased risk of hormone-dependent cancers. That’s why manufacturers should test their dairy products before marketing. Read more

Vitamins

Dairy products are often enriched with vitamins. Manufacturers need to ensure that the added and natural vitamin content matches the label on the package until the stated shelf life. Read more

Why choose us?

Creative Diagnostics is a leading provider of testing kits for the global food industry. With our test kits, you can implement a comprehensive food safety and quality strategy and comply with local, national and international regulations. Our experts have deep expertise in commodities and product development. Our testing kits can be applied from the raw materials to the final products throughout the entire production chain. With high sensitivity, all of our kits are easy and ready to use.

We will offer you:
A wide range of testing kits to meet your needs
Cost-effective testing kits to reduce your expenses
Highly sensitive and ready to use testing kits to simplify your works
100% accurate data from our testing kits to protect your business

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at any time, we’ll reach you within 12 hours.

References:

1. Oliver S P; et al. Foodborne pathogens in milk and the dairy farm environment: food safety and public health implications. Foodborne Pathogens & Disease. 2005, 2(2):115-129.
2. Georgescu B; Georgescu C E. Bisphenol A levels in commercial milk, infant formula and dairy products. Animal Biology & Animal Husbandry. 2013:171-174.

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