Minimizing Fat Loss in the Dairy Process

Mar 8, 2017 2:10:43 PM | Posted by Scott Young


In 2015, an average U.S. dairy fluid milk plant processed 109.5 million pounds of milk. On average that same plant encountered an average product loss of 2.5%.

Product loss can happen throughout the entire process. Milk is left in the tanker or the lines during receiving. Losses occur during water-to-product and product-to-water interfaces during pasteurizing. Overfills contribute to produce lost in the filling area. Additional cost savings can be realized in wastewater reduction when this milk stops going down the drain. 

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