Improve food safety by screening for milk adulteration



As milk production increases in response to a strong growth in consumer demand, not least in Asia, dairies are constantly looking for ways to protect and improve the efficiency of their supply chains and the quality of their products. 


Food safety is always a top priority, but contamination can threaten the integrity of the milk supply chain. Raw milk may suffer from dilution or contamination from chemicals added either intentionally or accidentally, e.g. from animal feed or from contamination of the tanker. 


You probably have complete faith in your suppliers, in your milk and in your quality control processes, but the threat of milk adulteration is nevertheless very real, and regulations are becoming increasingly strict. And not without reason. Milk is in fact the second most commonly adulterated food in the world after olive oil with +200 contaminants reported across the globe.


The good news is that modern, cost-efficient analytic solutions can quickly and accurately detect adulterants in milk and help preserve consumer confidence in the quality of the milk.


You can learn more about screening for milk adulteration, some of the most common adulterants and available solutions on this page where we have put together relevant information for your benefit.


All about screening

If you want to learn more about protecting your supply chain, we have put together an entire e-book for you on screening for milk adulteration. You can sign up for our free e-book here. Sign up

Five reasons why targeted adulteration screening makes perfect sense

You can learn more about screening for milk adulteration in this article and find out how to screen for a variety of known food safety and quality threats with a single test.  Read article
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Get an overview of adulterants included in our screening package

This technical document gives you an overview of the adulterants included in FOSS’ adulteration screening package as well as brief descriptions of each adulterant and limits of detection (LoD).  Get an overview here

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Screen for adulterants as part of your existing control

With FTIR technology, you can screen milk for abnormalities at the same time as other tests or analyses are performed. Watch the video to learn more about the basics of milk adulteration screening.
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MilkoScan™ FT3

The MilkoScan™ FT3 offers a new, intelligent approach to dairy analysis including the power to test a wide variety of liquid and semi-solid dairy products with exceptional uptime and unprecedented consistency of results. It is a best-in-class analytical solution for adulteration screening with superior technology and advanced analytics packages. Learn more

MilkoScan™ Mars

MilkoScan™ Mars for fast and accurate analysis of milk and cream.


This highly cost-efficient milk tester allows you to screen for adulterants and measure up to six key parameters from a single milk sample.

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MilkoScan 7

MilkoScan™ 7 RM

A high-capacity, fully automatic analyser for testing payment and dairy herd samples.


The MilkoScan™ 7 RM delivers fast, reliable results for ketosis screening, fatty acid profiling and more. IDF and AOAC compliant. Available as part of the CombiFoss™ 7. The solution combines high-speed analysis and milk adulteration screening.

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CombiFoss™ 7 and 7 DC

CombiFoss™ 7 provides raw milk testing for 19 parameters in 6 seconds, including somatic cell count (SCC) and differential SCC. Seamless integration of MilkoScan™ 7 RM (FTIR) and Fossomatic™ 7 (flow cytometry) in one analysis unit. It is the ultimate analyser for high throughput and multi-parameter analysis.

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