Milk Powder is derived from powdered milk solids produced from pasteurised milk which is first concentrated in an evaporator to approximately 50%milk solids. The resulting concentrated milk is then sprayed into a heated chamber where the water almost instantly evaporates, leaving the fine particles of powdered milk. Alternatively, the milk can be dried by drum drying.
Milk powder can be found in a large amount of foodstuffs and is a key ingredient in infant formula. This large scale use requires effective testing capabilities to detect contaminants within routine testing processes. This extensive use is not just limited to infant formula, milk powder has extensive uses within sweets and other confectionery.
Pesticide residues can have large effects within many foodstuffs, and have special concern when found in infant foodstuffs, due to the larger food intake per kilogram of body weight than adults. This is strengthened by the less varied nature of infant diets compared to adults.
With maximum residue limits set within EU and other legislation, pesticide residues are regulated in many countries and for many commodities. As such effective testing is key. With Fapas quality control materials, standardised practices can be achieved to produce credible, repeatable test results. Fapas multi-residue quality control materials can challenge your laboratory processes to provide accurate testing quickly in both targeted and non-targeted ways, giving your customers confidence in their results.
Quality control is essential to building a successful business that delivers products that meet or exceed customers’ expectations. It also forms the basis of an efficient business that minimises waste and operates at high levels of productivity. Using our proficiency testing scheme will allow your laboratory to gain and maintain ISO/17025 accreditation. We have been an accredited provider for over 25 years with an extensive range of proficiency tests available all year round with rigorous statistical feedback and comprehensive reporting with method and trend comparisons reported over many years.