Central milk testing for payment and herd management


Our dedicated milk testing solutions are used by more than 80% of all Milk Testing Laboratories around the world for cow, sheep, goat and buffalo and camel milk analysis. These solutions analyse bacteria, somatic cells and a wide range of compositional parameters and can screen for abnormal milk, added water and ketosis.

Manage multiple instruments from a single location with Mosaic™

See how Eurofins Stein Laboratory uses Mosaic software for managing multiple milk analysers from a single location.

Ketosis, fatty acid profiling and networking: video interviews from the FOSS central milk testing conference

Over 120 delegates from 32 countries were given an overview of key developments in analytical technology at the recent FOSS CMT conference. See this video for interviews on the subjects of testing raw milk for an early warning of Ketosis in dairy herds, profiling saturated fat content and the advantages of controlling multiple instruments via a network.

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Status on Ketosis Screening

It is over a year since the launch of a new analytical tool which allows labs to screen milk recording samples for signs of ketosis as part of the conventional

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products Two analysis areas – one common platform

CombiFoss™ FT+ combines the Fossomatic™ FC and MilkoScan™ FT+ in one efficient system with a common sample conveyor and a shared software interface. Fossomatic™ FC employs flow cytometry – a rapid and highly accurate method based on counting individual somatic cells. MilkoScan™ FT+ uses powerful Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) technology to simultaneously provide multiple analysis results for a wide range of compositional parameters.

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products MilkoScan™ FT+ now offers ready-to-use new parameters for

– Fatty Acids profiling
– Ketosis screening
– Abnormal Milk Screening
Find out more about these and other milk composition analysis parameters here:

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Cutting the cost of ketosis

Pioneering work by the Valacta milk-testing laboratory in Quebec, Canada is giving dairy farmers an early warning of ketosis in the dairy herd. Over 60% of the laboratory’s customers have joined the service since it started in July 2011.

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Welcome to the automated laboratory

Automated operations help the Qlip central milk testing (CMT) laboratory in Zutphen, the Netherlands, keep up with evolving demands while providing a more flexible quality control service for farmers and dairies.

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Setting industry standards

FOSS CMT solutions comply with IDF/ISO/ICAR/FDA standards and EU directives. Comprehensive software meets Good Laboratory Practice and standardisation tools make it easy to monitor instrument performance.


Join the exclusive FOSS Central Milk Testing Club

Get access to the Global Central Milk Testing network and join a fast growing network of industry professionals working to improve industry standards by sharing information and best practice.

FOSS and Mérieux NutriSciences sign Strategic partnership agreement to improve food safety


Partnership lays the ground for both improved analytical services and the development of new analytical solutions that can target challenges faced by the food industry today


BactoScan FC

Bacteria analysis with BactoScan™ - An uncompromising approach to milk analysis

MilkoScan FT plus

The future of milk testing and herd improvement

Fossomatic FC

Effective herd improvement with somatic cell counting

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Our commitment to safeguarding raw milk quality

For four decades FOSS has worked closely with dairy professionals and scientists around the world to develop modern and efficient central milk testing methods that increase farm efficiency and safety and ensure healthy milk and dairy products.

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Improve profitability

By offering your customers analysis of new parameters such as Free Fatty Acids as part of routine samples (payment or DHI) they benefit from added value with minor costs.

Find out more about adding this and other parameters by contacting your local FOSS representative.

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FOSS service and support

More than just an instrument, FOSS solutions are supported by a global network of more than 250 highly trained service engineers.

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