Milk testing and quality control are a vital part of the milk processing industry. As milk is composed of 87% water, it is unfortunately prone to impurities and adulteration, whether in transport or by dodgy middlemen.
The high nutritive value of milk makes it an ideal medium for multiplication of bacteria. This can happen under sub-optimal production and storage at incorrect temperatures.
It's essential, then, that quality tests are carried out at various stages of transportation- Producer to the processor and finally to the consumer.
There are many such tests done at our milk and dairy products testing lab in Chennai, depending on the desired outcome. Here are some of them: