Plant Guidelines

Dairy processing plant information and related material.

DPC 7, Sampling Fluid Milk

DPC 7, Sampling Fluid Milk

This guideline gives detailed information on the proper procedures for sampling milk on the farm, from the tank truck, and in the milk plant. It also briefly gives the steps for proper bulk milk collection at the farm. Also see DPC Guideline # 50.

$10.00

DPC 8, Good Manufacturing Practices for Dairy Processing Plants

DPC 8, Good Manufacturing Practices for Dairy Processing Plants

This guideline has been developed to highlight good manufacturing practices that should be followed by dairy plant owners, operators and employees to maximally assure the production of safe and sanitary products at all times.

$14.00

DPC 10, Maintaining and Testing Fluid Milk Shelf Life

DPC 10, Maintaining and Testing Fluid Milk Shelf Life

The purpose of this guideline is to provide the dairy processor and other interested parties with recommendations for optimizing pasteurized product shelf-life.

$8.50

DPC 13, Environmental Air Control and Quality for Dairy Food Plants

DPC 13, Environmental Air Control and Quality for Dairy Food Plants

This guideline provides an overview of what is involved in treatment of air for ventilation of dairy plants and factors to consider in establishing the level of quality needed and movement of air within a plant.

$7.00

DPC 14 Clean Room Technology

DPC 14 Clean Room Technology

This guideline provides an overview of the essential factors that need to be considered to utilize “clean room” technology to minimize dust, particulate, and microbial contamination in dairy food processing.

$7.00

DPC 16, Handling Dairy Products from Processing To Consumption

DPC 16, Handling Dairy Products from Processing To Consumption

This guideline provides useful information for the proper handling of dairy products in the plant, cold room, wholesale and retail trucks, stores, schools, eating places, and the home.

$6.00

DPC 17, Prevention of and Testing for Added Water in Milk

DPC 17, Prevention of and Testing for Added Water in Milk

This guideline describes proper production and sampling techniques, on the farm, in the tank truck and at the plant, to prevent the addition of water to milk as well as correct laboratory testing procedures to aid in its accurate detection.

$10.00

DPC 22, Control of Antibacterial Drugs and Growth Inhibitors in Milk and Milk Products

DPC 22, Control of Antibacterial Drugs and Growth Inhibitors in Milk and Milk Products

This guideline is designed to give some general information about the control of antibacterial drugs and growth inhibitors in milk and milk products.

$10.00

DPC 29, Cleaning & Sanitizing in Fluid Milk Processing Plants

DPC 29, Cleaning & Sanitizing in Fluid Milk Processing Plants

This guideline presents pertinent current information on the cleaning and sanitizing of fluid milk processing equipment.

$11.50

DPC 34, Butterfat Determination of Various Products

DPC 34, Butterfat Determination of Various Products

This Guideline provides the most commonly used chemical tests for the determination of butterfat in various dairy products.

$15.00

DPC 35, Outline for Dairy Plant Waste Management

DPC 35, Outline for Dairy Plant Waste Management

This is a general guideline covering the practice of controlling waste loading in a dairy plant environment. This guideline is meant to serve as an outline for processing plants to assist them in controlling their dairy waste stream.

$5.00

DPC 38, Preventing Off-Flavors in Milk

DPC 38, Preventing Off-Flavors in Milk

This Guideline is a merger of DPC Guidelines #23, Preventing Rancid Flavors in Milk and #38, Preventing Off-Flavors in Milk.

$13.50