Processing

The steps in a typical dry milk processing operation are as follows:

• Receipt of fresh, high-quality milk from modern dairy farms, delivered in refrigerated, stainless steel bulk tankers.

• Separation of the milk (if nonfat dry milk is to be manufactured) to remove milkfat, which commonly is churned into butter. If dry whole milk is to be manufactured, the separation step is omitted but may be replaced by clarification.

• Pasteurization by a continuous high-temperature short-time (HTST) process whereby every particle of milk is subjected to a heat treatment of at least 71.7°C for 15 sec.

• Holding the pasteurized milk at an elevated temperature for an extended period of time (76.7°C for

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