When the milk price is unacceptably low, the market support schemes set by the EU become effective. This aid is granted to the dairy sector, but can only be awarded if the quality requirements are met. For reliable monitoring, the preservation of knowledge and experience to perform analyzes is essential. The arrangements were dormant in 2010 and 2011, so this preservation could not be realized by regular audit work.
The retention of the knowledge and experience needed to perform the reliable analyses required for the European dairy support system: the support provided by this system is granted to the dairy sector, which consequently has a direct economic interest.
The objective of this project is to retain the RIKILT Institute for Food Safety's expertise in the chemical analytical quality control methods required for European dairy market support measures (for milk fats and powders). The organisation then needs to retain the infrastructure and expertise of the permanent staff required to scale up the analytical capacity by the deployment of additional laboratory technicians as the occasion arises. The resultant knowledge and expertise is also beneficial to the provision of national and international advice.
The project will result in the retention of the expertise needed to perform the analyses required for the European dairy market support system. The project will also provide an insight into the differences between the triglyceride profiles of retail pasteurised semi-skimmed organic, pasture and regular milk. The project will also provide an insight into the feasibility of detecting the addition of proteins not naturally present in milk by means of the methods employed for the European dairy support measures.
Analytical authentication of organic products: an overview of markers
Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture 93 (2013)1. - ISSN 0022-5142 - p. 12 - 28.
Analytical standards for the measurement of nutrients in infant formula : macronutrients, minerals, carnitine, taurine and nucleotides
Wageningen : RIKILT Wageningen UR (Report / RIKILT Wageningen UR 2012.019) - p.
Characterization of Retail Conventional, Organic, and Grass Full-Fat Butters by Their Fat Contents, Free Fatty Acid Contents, and Triglyceride and Fatty Acid Profiling
Foods — Open Access Food Science Journal 6 (2017)4. - ISSN 2304-8158
Effect of fresh grass feeding, pasture grazing and organic/biodynamic farming on bovine milk triglyceride profile and implications for authentication
European Food Research and Technology 238 (2014)4. - ISSN 1438-2377 - p. 573 - 580.
Fatty acid and triglycerides profiling of retail organic, conventional and pasture milk: Implications for health and authenticity
International Dairy Journal 42 (2015). - ISSN 0958-6946 - p. 58 - 63.
Phytanic and pristanic acid content in Dutch farm milk and implications for the verification of the farming management system
International Dairy Journal 35 (2014)1. - ISSN 0958-6946 - p. 21 - 24.
Qa: Fraud Control for Foods and Other Biomaterials by Product Fingerprinting
In: Latest research into Quality control / , Akyar, I. - Rijeka, Croatia : InTech - ISBN 9789535108689 - p. 111 - 143.
Red-green Alarming Method To Determine Adulterated Skimmed Milk Powder
Triacylglycerol and melting profiles of milk fat from several species
International Dairy Journal 24 (2012)2. - ISSN 0958-6946 - p. 64 - 69.
Verification of fresh grass feeding, pasture grazing and organic farming by FTIR spectroscopy analysis of bovine milk
Food Research International 60 (2014). - ISSN 0963-9969 - p. 59 - 65.