Ensuring the safety of milk products is crucial for both consumers and manufacturers. Comprehensive quality management is essential in the production of safe milk, which involves monitoring not only the raw milk but also the feed for dairy cows. As a result, ensuring the safety of dairy products is a shared responsibility among dairy product manufacturers, dairy farmers, and feed manufacturers. Moreover, with the prevalence of lactose intolerance and milk allergies among consumers, there is a growing demand for lactose-free and milk-free products.

This makes it all the more necessary to address critical issues such as mycotoxins, food allergens and microbiology to meet consumers' needs and maintain their trust. At Romer Labs, we offer a broad range of solutions to address these issues and ensure the safety and quality of dairy products.

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Manage your
Mycotoxin Risk

Mycotoxins pose a serious threat to food and feed safety, and the dairy industry is no exception. Among the mycotoxins that are of concern, flatoxins, ochratoxin A, zearalenone, and deoxynivalenol are noteworthy. However, aflatoxin M1 is particularly alarming because it can lead to severe health issues in humans. Aflatoxin M1 is the result of the carryover of aflatoxin B1 into milk.

More than 100 countries have established regulations for mycotoxins in food and feed, including those relevant to the dairy industry. To ensure the safety and quality of dairy products, reliable testing solutions should be a part of an efficient mycotoxin risk management program. This will help prevent mycotoxin contamination and protect both human and animal health. Regular testing and monitoring for mycotoxins, coupled with proper feed management practices, can help mitigate the risks associated with mycotoxins in the dairy industry.

With over 40 years of experience in this field, Romer Labs offers the most comprehensive portfolio of mycotoxin testing solutions:

  • Test kits for detecting regulated mycotoxins in agricultural commodities, grain by-products, feed formulations and milk.
  • The broadest range of mycotoxin reference materials currently available on the market.
  • Columns for one-step and immunoaffinity cleanup.
  • Analytical services in our four ISO 17025-accredited laboratories located in the United States, Austria, Singapore, and China.


Hygiene and
Pathogen Control

Food safety relies heavily on the hygienic conditions in manufacturing facilities. The presence of high levels of non-pathogenic bacteria can affect the shelf life and quality of dairy products for consumers. Equally important is the absence of pathogens that could potentially cause illness. Dairy product manufacturers must be diligent in keeping their processing environment clean and free of debris to prevent the cross-contamination of the final product.

Learn more about our solutions for:

  • Process hygiene: Our CytoQuant® mobile flow cytometer, the HygieneChek™ Plus dip-slides, and RapidChek® Total Protein test strips can help maintain process hygiene by detecting the presence of microorganisms and protein residues.

  • Pathogen testing: Our RapidChek® lateral flow devices are designed for the rapid detection of common pathogens, such as Salmonella, Listeria, and E. coli, in food and environmental samples.

  • Microbial sampling: Our sterile specimen collection and surface sampling kits are easy to use and provide accurate results, making it easy for food manufacturers to monitor and maintain hygiene levels.


Control Your Food Allergen Risk with Ease

Food allergens represent an ever-present risk for individuals with allergies. Using reliable test kits to accurately detect potential allergen contamination has become a critical necessity for food producers.

Romer Labs offers the most complete portfolio of allergen test kits for the qualitative and quantitative analysis of food allergens. These tests can be used for different applications, and cover all steps in the food production process:

  • Testing of raw materials and finished food samples
  • Analysis of rinse waters (as part of cleaning validation)
  • Detection of allergens in environmental swab samples