Blog Posts About Liquid Sampling Written by Our Subject Matter Experts (SMEs)

clean-in-place troubleshooting

Clean-in-Place (CIP) Troubleshooting—Following the Water Principle

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When troubleshooting clean-in-place (CIP) or assisted cleaning system (ACS) cleaned processes, often, many people forget the simple basics: If you pump it in, it should come out. The Following the Water Principle is just that, as shown below in a single pass CIP/ACS system. A clean-in-place checklist Note to self, check for water! Staying true…
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Peristaltic Pump for Representative Sampling for Dairy Farmers

Using a Peristaltic Pump for Representative Sampling—FAQs

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A peristaltic pump is commonly used to collect a representative milk sample by farmers and veterinarians. There are several reasons to use QualiTru’s sampling system for collecting representative composite samples of milk. These include: Milk quality and bonus payments (Representative Sampling (Direct Load)) Identifying and isolating contamination within the milking process (Inline Sampling) Herd health…
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Lab Pasteurized Count in raw milk

Lab Pasteurized Count for Estimating Bacteria in Raw Milk

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The Lab Pasteurized Count (LPC) estimates the number of bacteria in a raw milk sample that can survive the pasteurization process. Most bacteria are destroyed by pasteurization. However, certain types are not. (Source: Journal of Dairy Science 92(10):4978-87) Lab Pasteurized Count test determines bacteria that are not natural Raw milk can be contaminated by various…
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monitoring post-pasteurization contamination

Post-Pasteurization Contamination Monitoring: A Canary in the Coal Mine

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Post-pasteurization contamination in dairy plants is a warning signal for potential food safety and spoilage concerns. While having an effective sanitation program gets the most attention, good sanitation alone cannot guarantee product quality and food safety. Sampling and testing products during processing are critical for identifying potential sources of post-pasteurization contamination. Possible causes of post-pasteurization…
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low-spore milk production - QualiTru

Low-Spore Milk Production—The Mantra and its Benefits

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Guest post: We are proud to introduce our guest blogger, David Blomquist. He is a well-known and respected consultant in the dairy and food processing industry. Read his full bio at the end of this article. Low-spore milk production has financial benefits for many producers and processors. Fluid milk plants can reduce shelf-life issues by…
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QualiTru's string sampling

String Sampling RE-Imagined for Milk Quality and Much More…

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String sampling has traditionally been an affordable and reliable method for monitoring milk quality and udder health on commercial dairy farms. While that application is the most widely used, string sampling offers much more. Do you want to improve efficiency and better manage costs? Other farm applications can benefit significantly by adapting QualiTru’s string sampling…
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