DPC 11, Sediment Testing and Producing Clean Milk
Item #: DPC-011
This guideline presents the merits of the sediment test; describes sediment testing methods, reference standards, & interpretation; provides an overview of applicable regulations; and concludes with best management practices to produce clean milk.
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Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION SEDIMENT TEST APPARATUS
Sediment Tester or Filtration Unit
Disc Filtration Area and Milk Volume Tested Standards
Reference Sediment Standard Discs
Filtration, Mixed-Sample Method Filtration
Off-Bottom Method for Can Milk Results
Interpretation & Reporting Actionable Results & Follow-Up
SEDIMENT TESTING IN REGULATIONS
USDA Milk for Manufacturing
States and Other Regulatory Agencies
BEST MANAGEMENT PRACTICES FOR PRODUCING CLEAN MILK
APPENDIX 1 - USDA Sediment Standards
APPENDIX 2 - Off the Bottom Sampler
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