IT’S DIFFICULT to monitor the whole milk supply chain. Raw milk quality is determined at the farm. Microbial contamination takes place during milking, milk containers/utensils, storage etc.
Some farmers may not even wash their hands before milking. But there are options for quality control at milk collection centres.
I understand the key quality parameters are measured at the milk collection/cooling centres. Culprits can be monitored and advised on better hygiene practices.
James Munanura, Rwanda
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