The dairy industry is a vital part of the overall food industry and a significant contributor to the North American economy. Operations within the dairy industry encompass the production of every cow milk-based product, such as pasteurized and non-pasteurized milk, butter, cream, yogurt, cheese, etc.
Similar to all food processing operations, dairy processing operations are heavily regulated by strict safety and sanitation policies and guidelines. These standards and current good manufacturing practices (CGMPs) call for sanitary processing operations—including using sanitary equipment and systems—to ensure the safety and quality of the dairy products produced and, consequently, the welfare of the consumers.
From tanks and mixing vessels to fittings and valves, the team at Highland Equipment provides a wide range of sanitary process equipment to the dairy industry. We have designed and built complete food processing lines for some of the largest dairy processors, such as Nestle, Parmalat, Natrel, Danone, and Saputo.
At Highland Equipment Inc., we design, engineer, manufacture, and install a variety of sanitary stainless steel dairy processing equipment. All of our products comply with Dairy 3A standards and hold other applicable registrations and certifications, including ASME, CSA B51, TSSA/CRN registered, “U” Stamp registered, and National Board registered.
The importance of remaining compliant with high sanitation standards becomes clear when one considers all the processing operations used for dairy product production, including:
- Pasteurization. Kills bacteria and cuts down on enzyme activity
- Mixing. Emulsifies, disperses, and dissolves powders and liquids into a liquid medium
- Separation. Protects the milk against destructive air intake, preserving its texture and quality
- Storage. Holds raw or processed milk in storage containers between operations
Our sanitary equipment and systems are suitable for processing many of the common dairy products in the market today, such as:
- Ice cream