Processed Fluid Milk Services

Our dairy testing labs at the Agriculture & Food Laboratory (AFL) offers accredited testing for milk producers and manufacturers of dairy products.  All of our clients benefit from our excellent industry reputation for providing accurate and timely analytical results for over 40 years.

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Accreditations

Our testing is carried out in a state-of-the-art facility with a mature and robust quality system.  Please refer to our current Scope of Accreditation for more information.

Alkaline Phosphatase

Alkaline Phosphatase testing in milk and dairy products to determine the efficacy of pasteurization using the Flourophos system.

Antibiotic Residues

We provide qualitative and quantitative, rapid and cost effective testing for the major classes of antimicrobials and other drug classes in a large variety of processed milk products.  The following drug groups available for testing include:

  • Amphenicols
  • Aminoglycosides
  • Beta-lactams
  • Fluoroquinolones
  • Ionophores
  • Macrolides
  • Sulfonamides
  • Tetracyclines

Bacteria/Pathogen Identification

Learn more about Bacteria/Pathogen Identification.

Composition (Fat, Protein, Lactose, LOS)

Analyzed by Fourier Transform Infrared spectroscopy, delivering Fat, Protein, Lactose and Total solids results in units of %w/w.  Please note that only a Fat result is delivered for cream (>10% fat) samples.

Foreign Contaminant Identification

We can identify a wide array of foreign contaminants/materials in processed milk products. Learn more about our Foreign Contaminant Identification.

Molecular Testing

We also offer a full range of molecular testing.  Click here to learn more about our molecular services.

Shelf-life Studies

Shelf life studies help establish the longevity of the product before spoilage.  Food samples are stored over a non-accelerated time period and tested at pre-established time points based on the product ingredients. Our highly trained staff conducts microbiology tests that include standard spoilage organisms. Our Microbiology team will work with you to develop a scientifically sound sampling and testing protocol.