Food Safety for Dairy Processors

A new testing concept is on the horizon

Metagenomics technology could become a valuable tool for dairy plants to quickly identify root-cause solutions to microbial problems.
By Allen Sayler
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Laboratory testing in a dairy plant is primarily divided into ingredients, in-process product, finished product, environmental testing and equipment start-up. All of these categories can be evaluated for quality and safety targets.
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Dairy operations

Cleaning pumps and valves

Pumps and valves need to be cleaned thoroughly to eliminate allergens. Temperature, pressure, velocity and cleaning solution are some of the parameters to follow.
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Pumps and valves move raw and pasteurized dairy products throughout a processing plant. As part of Dairy Foods’ focus on food safety this month, we asked equipment suppliers to share best practices in cleaning pumps and valves. Here is what they had to say.
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Inspection equipment

Thermo Fisher Scientific launches a lower-priced X-ray detection system for dairy foods

Dairy processors using metalized film packaging might benefit from a X-ray detection system.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific has developed a new X-ray detection platform called the NextGuard system. Applications include cheese, ice cream and bakery products.


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Defending dairy plants

Food defense is way beyond food safety. Search the FDA’s mitigation strategies database for ideas how to improve security around a blend tank, pasteurizer or other equipment.
By Clay Detlefsen
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For the last 10 years, I have been working closely with federal and state government officials on the prevention of intentional contamination of food, or what is known in our government as food defense.
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Food safety: The case for environmental pathogen sampling

Controlling environmental pathogen sources is a key component of food safety systems in dairy processing plants.
By Robert Ralyea, Matthew Stasiewicz, and Martin Wiedmann DVM, Ph.D
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With a few exceptions (for example, raw milk cheeses), dairy processing includes a highly effective kill step that effectively controls pathogens that may be present in the raw material, and specifically raw milk.
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Buchi's NIRMaster standalone spectrometer

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Buchi provides the classical reference methods and NIR for quality control of milk and dairy products.
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Neogen's new Soleris Direct Vial for yeast and mold

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Neogen has developed a rapid and accurate test that can help dairy producers save time and money by rapidly detecting yeast and mold.
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MicroSnap Total from Hygiena

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MicroSnap Total from Hygiena provides Total Viable Count test results in seven hours or less.
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Thermo Fisher Scientific introduces its Exactive Plus system

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Thermo Fisher Scientific introduced its Exactive Plus system, the company’s latest benchtop liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry system for high-throughput screening, identification and quantification of compounds in complex matrices.
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PerkinElmer AxION direct sample analysis system

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The PerkinElmer AxION direct sample analysis system, integrated with the AxION 2 Time of Flight mass spectrometer, can directly ionize samples and draw straight into the MS.
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Agropur, Natrel Division USA, St. Paul, Minn.

 At its Natrel Division plant in St. Paul, Minn, Agropur makes rBST-free white and flavored milk, heavy whipping cream, half n half, buttermilk, organic milk, nutritional drinks and shakes and sport drinks. Nondairy beverages (soy, rice, coconut, and almond) coffee creamers, broth and sauces. 

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This photo gallery contains additional, unpublished photos of dairy processing facilities featured in Dairy Foods magazine. To view more Behind the Scenes galleries go to our archives page!

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Milk/Flavored Milk and Non-Dairy Beverages: Opportunities in the Beverage Segment

This free webinar will cover methods and ingredients available to increase protein levels, processing issues related to high-protein beverages, future ingredients and opportunities for protein fortification, adding value to milk and beverages, niche markets for high-protein milk and beverages and case studies of Core Power and Fairlife.

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