Dairy foods are subject to stringent food production safety regulations. Dairy food processors must comply with the latest certifications and requirements. Taking a chance with what appears to be cost-saving equipment is risky. If that equipment doesn’t meet regulatory and/or inspector requirements, or doesn’t arrive in time to meet critical project deadlines, it may end up costing much more in the end.
Donaldson filtration products are used throughout the dairy foods manufacturing process. Our liquid, steam, and sterile air solutions assist in a variety of dairy food production including yogurt, cottage cheese and ice cream. Our products help manufacturers across the globe reduce the risk of contamination and meet regulatory requirements - from the beginning of the process through the packaging of the product.
Raw milk is supplied from a number of different sources with varying levels of contamination due to supplier handling and transportation. Types of contamination include dirt, rust and grime from shipping containers, and various sizes of organic and inorganic particulates. If left unchecked, particulates can degrade the quality of milk and contaminate the manufacturing process.
Our filter elements and housings for compressed air and gas are engineered to provide lower pressure drop, longer filter life, quick and easy element change-outs and more predictable maintenance.
We manufacture refrigerated compressed air, adsorption and membrane dryers to meet your specific air quality requirements.
Donaldson filter housings are used to purify air and technical gases. We offer both non-sanitary and sanitary 3-A filter housings, both T-type and in-line as well as high pressure housings.
From stainless steel mesh prefilters to sterile membrane final filters, our high-quality filter elements will help you optimize your process.
From utility water used during manufacturing processes to sterile ingredient water, Donaldson's range of liquid filtration solutions will help preserve the integrity of your product.
We offer a broad range of filter housings from high quality polypropylene to stainless steel for purification of liquids in the food, beverage, chemical, pharmaceutical, coatings and other process industries.
Protect product integrity and enhance product performance with our cartridge filter elements for liquid process filtration.
Our high-quality stainless steel filter housings and elements provide excellent filtration and purification of steam necessary for culinary steam and clean steam applications.
Our high-quality stainless steel filter housings are designed for the purification of industrial steam.
We provide high performing steam filter elements to protect equipment and processes that rely on that steam for efficient, clean and/or sterile operation.
The processing of milk, cheese, ice cream and yogurt products is controlled by government agencies and regulations, including the FDA's U.S. Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) of 2010, as well as industry guidelines such as 3-A Sanitary Standards. At the heart of compliance is a Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points (HACCP) plan or Hazard Analysis and Risk-based Preventive Controls (HARPC) plan for your facility. Filtration air, steam, and liquids that touch product or contact surfaces is central to HACCP and HARPC.
Each dairy processing facility will have unique needs, but in general, there are more than a dozen locations that require attention to filtration. Here are just some examples:
Working with a filtration partner can help you design a filtration system that meets sanitary standards and is also cost-efficient.
To provide a starting point, Donaldson offers these complimentary resources: