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To convert or not to convert!

As this topic is on the agenda on next weeks IDF/ISO Analytical Week in Copenhagen, Raw Milk Connect has made a status of the current raw milk quality situation with a special focus on countries, which has for  many ýears applied the routine units, Individual Bacteria Counts for settlement of milk producers without converting to reference units. Read more in Bacteria Counting, […]

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Breaking News – a major step forward recording of Thermodurics!

The long needed Ocular technology has been released – and at Raw Milk Connect we wish to congratulate the team behind, what might be considered as one of the biggest breakthroughs for microbiology testing in the dairy industry. The Oculer technology will cut detection times for Thermoduric Bacteria from the current global standard of 72 […]

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Association between lungworm status and milk production parameters in Dutch dairy herds

In the Netherlands an association between the parasite Dictyocaulus viviparous and the milk production and milk composition parameters has been analyzed. With production data from 126 herds tested positive for D. viviparous and 109 herds tested negative, the results show an average decrease in milk yield of 1.3 kg per cow. Also an average decrease […]

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Human influence on somatic cell count in US dairy herds

An American study shows that the ability to reduce somatic cell counts (SCC) and improve milk quality depends on the effective and consistent application of established mastitis control practices. Because more milk producers use non-family labor farms, the authors believe it is important to understand dairy producer attitude and belief relative to management practices and […]

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Analytical standards for milk products in China

At a recent seminar in Danish Dairy Technology Society General Manager for Eurofins-Steins Laboratory in Denmark, Svend Aage Linde gave a presentation “When ISO and IDF methods do not suffice….” – with the subtitle “Demanded documentation to milk based products exported to China.” In his presentation Svend Aage Linde made clear that the Chinese GB […]

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Optical sensors for monitoring raw milk quality

The implementation of optical sensor technology to monitor milk quality on dairy farms and milk processing plants would support the early detection of altering production process. Therefore a group of scientists are trying to optimize optical sensors with regard to the optical properties of milk.  The group aims to determine the basic visible and near-infrared […]

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Intensified fight of medical residues in raw and dairy products

  As multiresistant pathogen bacteria seems to be an ever increasing threat to public health, consumers and media worldwide strongly focus on reduction of antibiotic resides in food, the dairy sector has an obligation to refine the detection of these substances. With the publication of a guide to “Prudent use of Antibiotic Agents in Dairy […]

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What is YOUR opinion on penalization of milk with antiobiotic residues ! Should milk producers be penalized at detection level even if it is below MRL?

As measuring technology is becoming more and more sophisticated a dilemma arises: Should testing for antibiotic residues be focused on MRL´s (Maximum Residue Levels) or on the detection limit (DL) of a method, if DL is lower than MRL? Most consumers generally rely on the MRL´s set by experts – however if they were asked […]

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