Fonterra ’fingerprinting’ milk

Fonterra has received a New Zealand Innovation Award for their Milk Fingerprinting test. The new test delivers the detailed composition in milk by light analysis and sophisticated computing.

Jeremy Hill, Fonterra’s chief science and technology officer said, in a statement on the company’s website, that the new test reduces the time required for processing results, cutting the costs by 99%.

Instead of taking days or weeks the test can be carried out on hundreds of samples in seconds. The instant results ensure a quality, safe supply of dairy nutrition.

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