India is the world’s leading milk producer and consumer. However, the country’s dairy industry faces several hurdles in ensuring product quality and safety. The aim of this project is to develop new instrumentation methods and sensor systems for milk quality analysis to enable inspection and traceability of produce.
We are developing a simple-to-use instrument to inspect and screen raw milk at the source, testing for multiple primary constituents – notably fat and protein – without significant sample preparation. In addition to indicating milk quality, this information can be used to help farmers manage their cattle’s feed and health.