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Dairy Sampling: Technologies Increasing Efficiency

Posted by Sentry Equipment on 1/25/18 10:30 AM

Upcoming Webinar - Milk and Dairy Sampling

In 2016, food recalls surged 22% to 764, with many tied to the dairy industry. Contaminated dairy products can be linked to consumer illness, with the potential to permanently damage a dairy’s brand. How can milk and milk ingredient processors turn the tide, while complying with new and expanding regulations?

Join us while Rich Gaffney, Director of Sales, hosts our upcoming webinar Milk and Dairy Sampling: Technologies to Reduce Risk and Increase Efficiency. You’ll learn how a representative sampling plan improves assessment of the characteristics of the entire process stream to avoid food hazards and ensure efficiency of the entire milk and dairy process.

If you are a dairy plant manager, quality manager, or plant/process engineer, this a must-watch webinar!

Upcoming Webinar:

Milk and Dairy Sampling: Technologies to Reduce Risk and Increase Efficiency

DATE: Tuesday, January 30, 2018

TIME: 11am (EST) / 4pm (GMT) / 5pm (CET - Europe)

DURATION: 60 minutes

FEATURED SPEAKER: Rich Gaffney, Director of Sales, Sentry Equipment


Food Safety Is More Important Than Ever FOR MILK AND DAIRY SAMPLING

The 2016 implementation of the Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Control (HARPC) provisions under Section 103 of the U.S. FDA Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) placed more responsibility on the food industry to identify potential food safety risks. A well-developed food quality and safety program includes risk-based evaluation, control procedures, corrective actions and documentation. It also involves food testing using analytical techniques to measure quality and contamination threats down to the parts-per-trillion. Yet, milk and dairy testing often start with an unreliable sample.

Manual sampling techniques such as hand scoop and spigot sampling are common sampling methods with milk and dairy producers and processors. These convenient and low-cost direct methods are widely accepted as a standard operating procedure. Final product sampling is also regarded as being easy and reliable – the product is a random representation of the lot and is already contained and ready for the lab.

However, manual sampling simply isn’t enough to keep up with FSMA regulation and doesn’t offer a complete look at the efficiency of your overall process. Automatic sampling ensures representative dairy samples and makes it easier to document the sampling process. It also simplifies the auditing of systems and processes to complete the custody transfer chain. Automatic sampling can help dairy producers comply with federal, state and local regulations and guidelines, while ensuring food safety and potentially reducing the risk of food recalls.

How Representative Sampling Improves Food Safety Compliance:

  • Reliability – Representative automatic sampling is reliable, from validation of raw ingredients to quality testing at each key processing stage
  • Accuracy – For the most dependable ingredient analysis and traceability, offers a repeatable method providing a more accurate, efficient way to sample
  • Ingredient verification – In-process ingredient blending systems could be enhanced by automatic sampling to verify that ingredients are being blended at appropriate ratios
  • Product traceability – Tracking and verifying ingredients from farm to final products throughout the supply chain requires a statistically sound sampling plan

About The Speaker:

Rich Gaffney, Director of Sales at Sentry Equipment

With 20-plus years of experience in the sampling industry, Rich Gaffney has worked with many client companies to help them address their sampling, monitoring and measurement needs. His career has been focused on sales and application engineering, and he passionately believes that taking the time to fully understand customers’ goals is the key to successful relationships. He believes in making every customer a commitment, and communication drives his success.


If you can’t attend the live event, register now to receive the recording of the webinar by email.

Topics: Food & Beverage

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With proven sampling expertise since 1924, Sentry products and services provide business operations the critical insights to optimize process control and product quality. We deliver true representative sampling and analysis techniques to customers around the globe, empowering them to accurately monitor and measure processes for improved production efficiency, output and safety. Standing behind our commitments, we are determined to tackle any application, anywhere.