Chlorates - Chlorine-free cleaning of milking equipment
If chlorine-based cleaning products are used as part of milking equipment cleaning protocols, it is increasingly difficult to achieve dairy product specifications with regard to Chlorate and Trichloromethane residues.
The removal of chlorine would significantly reduce the risk of these residues in milk and consequently, in final products, such as lactic butter and milk powder.
View below video, podcast and guidelines giving detailed information on the chemical content of chlorine-free products and cleaning protocols.
Following the steps outlined is critical to maintain good microbiological quality of milk while minimizing residues.
Five new chlorine-free (CF) cleaning protocols have been evaluated at Moorepark for the cleaning of milking machines and three options are recommended for the cleaning of bulk milk tanks
Milk Quality Workshop Presentations
- Chlorine-free cleaning of milking equipment (PDF)
- Effect of internal teat sealants at dry-off on SCC and mastitis (PDF)
- Water Heating Options for Dairy Farms (PDF)
- The efficacy of teat disinfectant products – Which product should I choose? (PDF)
- Understanding the impact of chlorine/chlorine-free cleaning approaches and other factors on the microbial composition of raw milk (PDF)
- In factory cip post Chlorine (PDF)
- Dairy Wash Trough Calculator - work out how much water is recommended for the rinse and wash routine on your milking machine.
- Chlorine-free Wash Routines (PDF)
- Chemical analysis of Chlorine-free detergent cleaning products Sept 2023 (PDF)
- Non-chlorine cleaning of milking equipment (PDF)
- Chlorine-free cleaning-Irish Farm Business article (PDF)
- Chlorate Review Paper (PDF)
- Monitoring residues during processing - Paludetti (PDF)
- Monitoring residues from farm to milk powder (PDF)
- Water Heating Options (PDF)