Importance of Raw Milk Quality on Processed Dairy Products

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Introduction

Good-quality raw milk is required to make good-quality dairy products. Once raw milk is defective, it cannot be improved during processing, and defects often become more pronounced. Therefore, it is important that raw milk be …

Dairy Food Safety

The purpose of the dairy industry is to provide high quality, nourishing food products for consumers. Here you can learn about some of the unique characteristics of food safety for products of the dairy industry.

Safety of Bovine Somatotropin (bST)

This article will focus on safety. Somatotropin had to be proven safe for humans who consume the milk and meat from animals injected with bST, and it also had to be shown that bST did not cause adverse effects on the health and well-being of the injected cows.

The following information may be useful for you to address concerns of consumers, directors of school lunch programs, dietitians, and other interested parties regarding recent issues about the safety of bovine somatotropin, …

Sources and Causes of High Bacteria Counts in Raw Milk: An Abbreviated Review

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Introduction

Milk is synthesized in specialized cells of the mammary gland and is virtually sterile when secreted into the alveoli of the udder (Tolle, 1980). Beyond this stage …

Good Management Practices Checklist for Minimizing Microbial Pathogen Outbreaks

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Dairy Cattle as a Source of Food or Waterborne Illness

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Introduction

There is overwhelming evidence that animals are reservoirs for several of the most important food-borne and waterborne agents. Manure and wastewater from animal feeding operations have the potential to contribute pathogens and pollutants, such as antibiotics, nutrients (nitrogen and phosphorus), hormones, sediments, heavy metals, organic matter, and …