Good-quality of milk is essential for a company to produce good quality dairy product flavor which is free from pathogens and bacteria. Transportation of milk from the farm by the company does not involve transportation only. Therefore, the milk should be clean, safe and of high quality. Milk gets spoiled easily because it acts as a suitable medium for the growth and transmission of the bacterial pathogen to people. Some factor involved during milk transportation is milk inspection, keeping records and maintaining milk temperature.
Milk inspection at the farm
An investigation is done on the farm to stored milk using a measuring instrument system that measures its quality. The system identifies if the milk is blended with the collect frequency, color, odor, accuracy of storage temperature and cleanness of the tanks or storage. For the milk transportation companies to accept milk, it should be stored below or at six degree Celsius and in a well ventilated open place. Before pumping milk into the truck a sample is taken, to be tested later in the laboratory for antibiotics and temperature before the milk enters the factory processing area.
Cleaning and disinfection the bulk tankers or Cans
Every time before transporting raw milk or milk product the milk transportation companies ensure that the bulk tankers or Cans are thoroughly cleaned and disinfected. Cleaning eradicates all materials like dirt and milk residue while sterilizing kills bacteria that may contaminate the milk. Any residues in the equipment indicate inefficient cleaning that may cause a reduction of milk quality. The main reason why companies use cans or bulk tankers is that they are easy to clean and to disinfect thus eliminating all present dirt.
Maintaining the milk temperature
Transportation of milk should be at a temperature of below or at 4 degree Celsius. Milk transportation companies use milk cans, or bulk tankers which are insulated therefore the milk remains cool during the entire transportation process. Nevertheless, if the milk temperature doesn’t maintain the microorganism present may begin to multiply, thus lead to the development of enzymes and metabolic that lowers the quality. The duration and distances involved in milk transportation are essential since they determine the type of equipment to use. All-Freight company tankers are heavily insulated to keep the milk cold all the time during transit.
The individuals who operate the trucks of the Milk transportation company are not just drivers but professionally certified milk grader. They play an essential role in being the first to check the milk before pumping it on trucks to ensure it achieves all required standards. Through the analysis of milk temperature, taste and smell, they can approve or reject the milk in the farm. They also grade the milk based on the company requirement and takes milk sample to be tested in the laboratory later. All-Freight company drivers are experienced and highly trained to carry out professional milk inspections.
Good record system is vital to any milk transportation company since any missing information may cause a massive loss to the company. All-Freight company record systems help to keep track of all the details concerning the milk transported. They include
• The storage temperature of the milk.
• Any observed unusual activity during the transportation
• The liters of milk transported per day.
• The date and time the milk was received for transport.
• Milk storage condition.