DPC 11, Sediment Testing and Producing Clean Milk

Item #: DPC-011

Published: 2018

Pages: 17

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 Discs
  Sediment Tester or Filtration Unit
  Disc Filtration Area and Milk Volume Tested Standards
  Reference Sediment Standard Discs
PROCEDURE
  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
RELATED PROBLEMS
APPENDIX 1 - USDA Sediment Standards
APPENDIX 2 - Off the Bottom Sampler

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