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13. Milk Testing Services

NDA offers milk testing services to clients requesting for their milk products to be tested for safety and quality. The scope of products the agency accepts ranges from raw milk to processed milk, such as pasteurized milk and fermented (yoghurt) dairy products. Tests conducted by the agency are classified as Physico-chemical, microbiological, and udder health analyses.

  1. Physico-Chemical Analyses
    1. Fat (as butterfat) determination
    2. Solids Non-fat determination
    3. Total Solids determination
    4. Protein
    5. Specific gravity
    6. pH

 RESPONSIBLE UNIT :Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development 

                                    Division (MQAPDD)/ NDA Central Laboratory

Who may avail:

Dairy Farmer/Entity

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

WHERE TO SECURE

Milk sample/s (at least 500 ml per sample with a temperature of 2-6°C upon receipt)

Farm/Processing Plant of Client

Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Operations Department - Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)/ NDA Central Laboratory

Laboratory Result Form (LRF) (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Operations Department - Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)/ NDA Central Laboratory

CLIENT STEPS

AGENCY ACTIONS

FEES TO BE PAID

PROCESSING TIME

PERSON RESPONSIBLE

  1. Fill out Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form at NDA Central Laboratory

 

  1. Acceptance of RLS form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fat determination: Php 526.40

 

Solids non-fat determination: P56.00

 

Total solids determination: Php 56.00

 

Protein:

Php 56.00

 

Specific gravity:

Php 56.00

 

pH: Php 56.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3 hours

 

 

 

30 minutes

 

 

 

3 hours

 

 

 

30 minutes

 

5 minutes

 

 

5 minutes

 

Food Technologist/

Dairy Laboratory Analyst

MQAPDD

  1. Submit milk sample/s at NDA Central Laboratory (maximum 10 samples/day from all clients)

 

  1. Conduct cleaning, calibration and preparation of the milk analyzer

 

2.1 Prepare sample

 

2.2 Read sample

 

2.3 Prepare Report

  1. Pay Laboratory Fee at the Cashier
  1. Record the Official Receipt Number
  1. Get Laboratory Result at NDA Central Laboratory
  1. Release Laboratory Result Form

TOTAL

All tests:

Php 806.40

7 hours & 10 minutes

 

 B. Microbiological Analyses

  1. Total Plate Count (TPC)
  2. E. coli/Coliform count

 RESPONSIBLE UNIT: MILK QUALITY AND ASSURANCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION/NDA CENTRAL LAB

Who may avail:

Dairy Business Operator/Entity

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

WHERE TO SECURE

Milk sample/s (at least 500 ml per sample with a temperature of 2-6°C upon receipt)

Farm/Processing Plant of Client

Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)

Laboratory Result Form (LRF) (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)

CLIENT STEPS

AGENCY ACTIONS

FEES TO BE PAID

PROCESSING TIME

PERSON RESPONSIBLE

  1. Fill out Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form at NDA Central Laboratory
  1. Acceptance of RLS form

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food Technologist/

Dairy Laboratory Analyst MQAPDD

 

  1. Submit Milk sample/s at NDA Central Laboratory (maximum 10 samples/day from all clients; final acceptance of samples depends on the day of plate counting – plate counting day should not fall on a weekend or holiday [e.g. Accept samples for TPC tests until 10:00 am of Wednesday – plate counting on Friday])

 

 

 

  1. Prepare glassware for cleaning
  2. Receipt of Milk samples
  3. Prepare media and buffer solution
  4. Sterilize glassware, media, and buffer solution.
  5. Allow cooling
  6. Sterilize laminar flow and working area
  7. Label plates, prepare sample, conduct dilution, inoculation and media solidification
  8. Subject sample for incubation
  9. Undertake plate counting, recording and result report preparation

Total Plate Count (TPC): Php 285.60

 

E. coli and Coliform count: Php 1,008.00

None

1 hour

 

 

10 minutes

 

1 hour

 

 

2 hours

 

 

 

30 minutes

15 minutes

 

 

1 hour

 

 

 

 

 

1 day (E. coli/Coliform test)

2 days (Total Plate Count)

 

30 minutes

  1. Pay Laboratory Fee at the Cashier
  1. Record Official Receipt number

4 minutes

 

  1. Get Laboratory Result at NDA Central Laboratory
  1. Release Laboratory Result Form

TOTAL

All tests: Php 1,293.60

2 days & 6 hours (Total Plate Count)

 

1 day & 6 hours (E. coli/ Coliform count

 

 

C. Udder Health Services

    1. Direct Microscopic Somatic Cell Count (DMSCC);
    2. Antibiotic Residue Test (ART)

 RESPONSIBLE UNIT: MILK QUALITY AND ASSURANCE DEVELOPMENT DIVISION/NDA CENTRAL LAB

 

Office or Division:

Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)   

Classification:

Simple

Type of Transaction:

G2C – Government to Citizen

G2B – Government to Business

G2G – Government to Government

Who may avail:

Dairy Farmer/Entity

CHECKLIST OF REQUIREMENTS

WHERE TO SECURE

Raw milk sample/s (at least 500 ml per sample with a temperature of 2-6°C)

Farm/Processing Plant of Client

Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Operations Department - Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)/ NDA Central Laboratory

Laboratory Result Form (LRF) (1 original, 1 photocopy)

Operations Department - Milk Quality Assurance and Product Development Division (MQAPDD)/ NDA Central Laboratory

CLIENT STEPS

AGENCY ACTIONS

FEES TO BE PAID

PROCESSING TIME

PERSON RESPONSIBLE

  1. Fill out Request for Laboratory Services (RLS) form at NDA Central Laboratory
  1. Acceptance of RLS form

None

 

Food Technologist/

Dairy Laboratory Analyst

MQAPDD

  1. Submit raw milk sample/s at NDA Central Laboratory (maximum 10 samples/day)

 

 

  1. Conduct cleaning, calibration and preparation of the Direct Microscopic Somatic Cell Counter (DMSCC), incubator, and Antibiotic Residue test kits
  2. Prepare sample

 

  1. Incubate sample

 

  1. Read sample

 

  1. Prepare Report

Somatic Cell Count (SCC): Php 128.80

 

Antibiotic Residue Test: Php 336.00

 

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 minutes

 

3 hours

 

30 minutes

 

  1. minutes
  1. Pay Laboratory Fee at the Cashier
  1. Record the Official Receipt Number

None

  1. minutes

 

  1. Get Laboratory Result at NDA Central Laboratory
  1. Release Laboratory Result Form

None

5 minutes

TOTAL

All tests:

Php 464.80

7 hours 15 minutes