Good quality milk is essential for production of good quality dairy products, taste and flavour, free from pathogens and long keeping quality. Whether milking by hand or machine, good hygiene is essential.
This requires that:
- The milkers hands and clothes are clean and he or she is in good health.
- The milking machine and milk storage equipment such as milk churns are kept clean and are in good condition
Dairy sanitation has fast become the major priority for many dairy producers today. Consumers are demanding food safety and watching through a magnifying glass. The production level is where many organisms enter the food chain, and that’s precisely where they need to be stopped via dairy sanitation.