At the Mérieux NutriSciences Milk Laboratories, we focus on the analysis of raw milk and dairy products to determine composition, microbiological quality and various other quality parameters.


Milk testing and quality control is an essential component of any milk processing industry whether small, medium or large. Milk, being made up of 87% water, can be tampered with. Moreover, its high nutritive value makes it an ideal medium for the rapid multiplication of bacteria, particularly under unhygienic production and storage at ambient temperatures. In order for any processor to make good dairy products, good quality raw materials are essential. A milk processor or handler will only be assured of the quality of raw milk if certain basic quality tests are carried out at various stages of transportation of milk from the producer to the processor and finally to the consumer.

Our raw milk laboratories, located in Jeffreys Bay, Midrand (formerly Lactolab) and Cape Town, offer the following services:

  • Fat 
  • Protein
  • Lactose
  • Somatic Cell Count (SCC)
  • Milk Urea Nitrogen (MUN)
  • Composition
  • Microbiological Quality 
  • Other Quality Parameters
  • Streptococcus uberis
  • Streptococcus agalactiae
  • Streptococcus dysagalactiae
  • Staphylococcus aureus
  • E. coli
  • Enterobacteriaceae
  • Advanced Technology 
  • 24hr Turn-Around Time for Raw Milk Analysis
  • Accurate Results
  • One-Stop Service
  • National Coverage via Multiple Locations

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