1. 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.

A. Physico-Chemical Analyses  

i. Fat (as butterfat) determination

ii. Solids Non-fat determination

iii. Total Solids determination

iv. Protein

v. Specific gravity

vi. ph

RESPONSIBLE UNIT : MILK QUALITY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 

WHO MAY AVAIL                                             DAIRY FARMERS  /  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

None

5 minutes

 

2. 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])

2.1 Prepare glassware

       for cleaning

2.2 Receipt of Milk

       samples

2.3 Prepare media and

       buffer solution 2.4

       Sterilize glassware,

       media, and buffer

       solution.

2.5 Allow cooling

2.6 Sterilize laminar

       flow and workin  

        area

2.7  Label plates,  

       prepare sample,  

       conduct dilution,   

       inoculation and  

       media solidification 2.8 Subject sample for

       incubation

 2.9 Undertake plate  

        counting,

        recording and  

        result report g

Total Plate Count (TPC):

 

 

Php 285.60 E. coli and Coliform count: Php 1,008.00

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

 

3. Pay Laboratory Fee 

    at the Cashier

3.1 Record Official 

       Receipt number

 

 

 

4.  Get Laboratory    

     Result at NDA 

     Central Laboratory

4.1 Release 

       Laboratory Result 

       Form

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

All tests: Php 1,293.60

2 days, 6 hours & 34 minutes (Total Plate Count)

1 day, 6 hours & 34 minutes (E. coli/ Coliform count)

 

   

 B. Microbiological Analyses

i. Total Plate Count (TPC)

ii. E. coli/Coliform count

RESPONSIBLE UNIT : MILK QUALITY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 

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 2-6⁰C 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

1.1 Acceptance of RLS form

None

5 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

  1. Prepare glassware

        for cleaning

  1. Receipt of Milk

        samples

  1. Prepare media

and buffer solution 

2.4 Sterilize glassware, media, and buffer solution.

2.5 Allow cooling

2.6 Sterilize laminar

       flow and working 

       area

2.7 Label plates, prepare sample, conduct dilution, inoculation and media solidification

2.8 Subject sample for incubation

2.9 Undertake plate counting, recording and result report preparation

Total Plate Count (TPC): Php 285.60

 

 

E. coli and Coliform count: Php 1,008.00

1 hour

 

10 minutes

 

 

1 hour

 

  1. hours

 

 

30 minutes

15 minutes

 

1 hour

 

 

1 day (E. coli/Coliform test)

 

  1. days (Total Plate Count)

30 minutes

  1. Pay Laboratory Fee

at the Cashier

  1. Record Official

        Receipt number

 

 

 

4 minutes

4. Get Laboratory Result at NDA Central Laboratory

4.1 Release Laboratory  

       Result Form

 

 

 

TOTAL

 

 

 

All tests:

Php 1,293.60

  1. days, 6 hours & 34 minutes (Total Plate Count)

1 day, 6 hours & 34 minutes (E. coli/ Coliform count)

 

   

 C. Udder Health Service

      i.           Direct Microscopic Somatic Cell Count (DMSCC);

      ii.         Antibiotic Residue Test (ART)

  RESPONSIBLE UNIT : MILK QUALITY AND PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT DIVISION 

Laboratory

1.1 Acceptance of RLS form

 

 

None

 

 

5 minutes

 

2.   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

Somatic Cell Count (SCC): Php 128.80

 

Antibiotic Residue Test: Php 336.00

3 hours

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

30 minutes

 

 

 

 

 

 

Food  Technologist/ Dairy Laboratory Analyst MQAPDD

 

2.3 Incubate sample

 

3 hours

 

 

2.4 Read sample

 

30 minutes

 

 

2.5 Prepare Report

 

5 minutes

 

3. Pay Laboratory Fee at the

Cashier

3.1 Record the Official Receipt Number

 

4 minutes

 

4. Get Laboratory Result at NDA Central

Laboratory

4.1 Release

Laboratory Result Form

None

5 minutes

 

TOTAL

All tests:

Php 464.80

7 hours & 19

minutes

 

   

 

 

 

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