for Dairy Filling Lines
Company now offers a chainless
transport system for its Hamba range
of cup, tub and bottle filling lines.
Known as MultiFormat, the concept
allows for automated format changeover that, through time reduction in
format changes, can result in production increases of up to 25%. The system transports preformed containers up to 140mm in
height and up to 2,500 grams in volume at speeds up to 57,600 units per hour. It is lubri-cation-free, making it suitable for use in hygienic conditions including dairy production. The
system can be incorporated into new machines as well as retrofitted into earlier models. By
minimizing the maintenance of the transport system by eliminating transport chain stretching and service, the system reduces the overall maintenance costs of Hamba machines.
OYSTAR USA www.oystar-group.com
System for Dairy Industry
The Check-Set™ IV Thermometer Calibration
System for the Dairy Industry provides accurate,
unambiguous and cost-effective calibration and
accuracy verification for a range of thermometers
and temperature measurement instruments. It is
easy to use, reliable, accurate and compatible with
a variety of dial and digital thermometers, filled
system bulbs and electronic temperature sensors.
The unit is optimized for compliance with the
temperature instrument calibration and verification
requirements of the dairy industry including milk,
ice cream and cheese processing plants. Typical
users include in-plant staff responsible for QA, food
safety, HACCP compliance and instrument maintenance. Convenient and safe to use, the unit offers
accuracy of ±0.2°F and is specifically optimized for
food and dairy applications, providing convenient
switch-selectable testing at 40°F (cold food holding
temperature), 150°F (clean-in-place return line
temperature), 161°F (flash pasteurization of milk),
and 175°F (flash pasteurization of ice cream, eggnog, frozen desserts, etc.).
Tel-Tru Manufacturing Company www.teltru.com
R. J. Packer, PerkinElmer
Dairy fraud has received a lot of attention in recent years due to the highly publicized melamine scandal in China.
This was due to opportunists exploiting the long standing system of payment for dairy products, measuring nitrogen
content by Kjeldahl or Dumas techniques and equating it directly to protein. By adding high nitrogen content compounds such as melamine, an artificially higher protein content is generated and hence a higher price. Unfortunately,
the added melamine had the effect of crystallizing in the kidneys of babies that consumed the milk via infant formula,
tragically causing hospitalizations and some deaths.
The dairy industry implemented low melamine limits and instigated testing at various stages in the food chain. This
was very effective, as instances of melamine being found in milk are now extremely rare, but what if the adulterant
is different? To ensure dairy processors and buyers are protected from unknown threats, non-targeted screening can
be employed. Non-targeted screening detects if there is a variation from a ‘normal’ sample, indicating something has
changed. This way, any adulterant may be detected depending on instrument sensitivity.
For non-targeted screening, quick and easy-to-use technologies are utilized, such as mid infrared (MIR) for liquid
dairy products and near infrared (NIR) for solids and powders. They are used in the dairy industry to generate and
confirm certificates of analysis (COAs) for quality parameters, but if they have high enough sensitivity such as Fourier
transform (FT-IR or FT-NIR) instruments, they can also be used for non-target screening, increasing the chance of
detecting unknown threats and therefore decreasing brand risk.
Sanitary Full Bore Magflowmeter for Dairy
The sanitary full bore magflowmeter Type 8056 is 3A approved for the food and
beverage industry. It comes standard with PTFE lining, 2x 316L SS electrodes,
304ss body and both analog and digital pulse output. The meter consists of
a magnetic sensor fitting Type S056 connected to an electronics Type SE56
(blind in compact version or with display in compact or remote version), and
is designed for applications with liquids with a minimum conductivity of 5 µS/
cm. Combined with a valve as the actuating element, the complete system can
control high-precision dosing operations and flow measurement in the food and
Burkert Fluid Control Systems www.burkert.com
Combating Dairy Fraud:
Non-Targeted Screening for Increased Brand Protection