How to improve Bactoscan results
• Visual inspection of milking equipment and bulk vat
Check throughout the plant for a build-up of milk deposits and milkstone. Condition all rubberware.
• Bulk vat cleaning
Vats with cold chemical cleaning systems should have a manual clean once a week with an appropriate chemical.
Vats without automatic cleaning must be cleaned manually daily with a suitable chemical cleaner.
• Circulation cleaning
Check the temperature of the cleaning fluid during circulation, and that the correct volume of fluid is being used.
Check that the cleaning fluid is being evenly distributed throughout the plant and that the chemicals are at the correct concentration and within their use-by dates.
• Final rinse water
Add hypochlorite to prevent re-contamination.
• Bulk vat cooling
Ensure milk is cooled below 4C (39.2F) within half an hour of the end of milking and that the agitator, thermometer and thermostat are working correctly.