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.