The Importance of Measuring pH in Milk

The measurement of pH in milk is important in testing for impurities, spoilage, and signs of mastitis infection. While there are a number of factors that affect the composition of milk, pH measurements can help producers understand what might be causing certain compositional changes. pH measurements are commonly performed at various points in a milk…

Measurement of Conductivity in Yogurt

The regular consumption of dairy products provides numerous health benefits, such as strengthening bone health, encouraging proper digestion, and reducing the risk of certain infections. Yoghurt is one of the most popular types of dairy products consumed worldwide. Depending on the desired fat content of the finished product, yoghurt is produced with milk, cream, or…

Acidity of Mayonnaise

Sauces and dressings are often used as cooking mediums, tenderizers, and enhancers. Food scientists use a variety of these products to enhance flavour. Among sauces, mayonnaise is extremely popular both in homes and in the restaurants. While the exact origin of mayonnaise is unknown, one belief is that it was invented by accident; in 1756,…

Calcium in Cheese

Cheese comes in many varieties and is made from milk of various animals, including cows, sheep, goats and horses. The variety determines the ingredients, processing, and characteristics of the cheese. As milk sours, it breaks down into curds, lumps of phosphoprotein, and whey. It is the curds that are used to make cheese. Cheese can be broadly categorised…

Measuring pH During Cheese Production

Cheese is a versatile food that is valued worldwide for its high nutritional value and long shelf life. Cheeses are typically made from the coagulation and fermentation of milk from livestock mammals such as goats, sheep, or cows. There exist hundreds of cheese varieties, all prepared with differing compositions and techniques. As a result of…

Food Quality pH Meters

Hanna Instruments is pleased to announce a new line of Application Specific Design portable pH meters for the food industry.  This family of Foodcare meters includes a general-purpose model (HI98161) and versions specific for milk (HI98162), meat (HI98163), yoghurt (HI98164), and cheese (HI98165) products.  Due to the challenges faced when measuring difficult samples, specifically food…