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Biofilm formation on dairy separation membranes as affected by the substrate and cheese starter

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Biofilm formation on dairy separation membranes as affected by the substrate and cheese starter

About this report:
The objectives of the project are: 1) to study the effect of feed (concentration; whey vs milk; pasteurized vs raw) on biofilm formation, and 2) to study the effect of cheese starter culture (ropy vs nonropy) on biofilm formation.

Conclusions:
The findings of this research indicate that the type of starter culture used in cheese making may impact biofilm formation on dairy filtration membranes.

Project Outcomes:
This research will provide useful information to processors on factors affecting biofilm formation on dairy processing membranes and help develop effective cleaning protocols.

Partners
Midwest Dairy Association

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