Tuesday, 16 March 2021 14:30

Keeping it fresher

Written by  Milking It

OPINION: Researchers at Chulalongkorn Graduate University have developed 'PASS+', a system that uses UV light to help keep milk fresh and reduce transportation costs for farmers.

 

The researchers say they have answered the needs of small-scale farmers by expanding the window of the delivery time for raw milk without refrigeration.

Transporting costs of fresh cow milk from farms in Thailand to raw milk collection centres have always been a burden on dairy farmers.

In a tropical country like Thailand, micro-organisms grow quickly and milk spoils easily, so farmers must work fast and also bear transport refrigeration costs.

With milk processed with a 'PASS+' machine, darmers will have up to an additional two hours for delivery.

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