THE BATTLE : DAIRY INDUSTRY VS COVID-19

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

Hello everyone, hope all are safe and healthy in your homes as we, all know, nowadays COVID-19 virus has been playing a major role in spreading the disease called severe acute respiratory syndrome called coronavirus disease (COVID-19) throughout the world. Because of it, so many things got affected like increased death rates, global economic crisis and all other industrial and non-industrial sectors, agricultural and allied sectors got affected severely, with this all dairy industry is also one among them got affected a lot.



Everyone’s morning starts with milk and night ends with drinking milk. Everyone wants to consume milk daily, so in this period because of lockdown, all our superheroes like doctors, policeman, cleaners etc. all are fighting together, along with them the one more superhero who is also fighting with them together he is none other than Dairy Technologist. He is also keeping his life in danger just to fulfil your daily needs and in this blog, we will give you each and every detailed information related to the dairy industry and role of dairy technologists and how we all are fighting together against this COVID-19.

A lot of questionnaires has been arising in your mind like….

How dairy industries are maintaining hygiene?...

How much dairy products are safe to consume?...

Why the price is increased in dairy products?...

How farmers are handling the milk ?... etc.

So in this blog, you will get a piece of detailed information about all the questions, apart from this, you will get awareness regarding dairy and milk products, and we will aware you about coronavirus also, how it may affect?. What precautions are to be taken during the processing of milk and its products?

If anyone has fear of consuming milk and its products, whether it is safe or not, so……….

…….please read this full blog and share as much as you can. Your one share can aware so many people and maybe they can lose the fear of consuming milk and its products.


WHAT IS COVID-19?....

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). The disease was first identified in December 2019 in Wuhan, the capital of China. The virus is primarily spread between people during close contact, often via small droplets produced by coughing, sneezing, or talking. While these droplets are produced when breathing out, they usually fall to the ground or onto surfaces rather than being infectious over long distances.

AN ENDEMIC is something that belongs to a particular people or country.

AN OUTBREAK is a greater-than-anticipated increase in the number of endemic cases. It can also be a single case in a new area. If it is not quickly controlled, an outbreak can become an epidemic.

AN EPIDEMIC is a disease that affects a large number of people within a community, population, or region.

A PANDEMIC is an epidemic that has spread over multiple countries or continents.

When COVID-19 was limited to Wuhan, China, it was an epidemic but now it has been spread throughout the globe and turned into a pandemic.

1. Now 1st question raised in your mind is: Is milk and milk products are safe to consume during this pandemic time?...

The answer is: YES

Then How?

  • In all dairies, they are maintaining keen hygiene at each and every step for daily.

  • Every single day, they will do CIP (clean in place) automated cleaning with acid, alkali and water.

  • Not only the processing unit, but they are maintaining hygiene at several places in the industry like laboratory hygiene, plant hygiene, personal hygiene, food hygiene, and wastewater hygiene.


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  • The dairy industry is taking care of the good quality product.

  • There is NO DIRECT HAND CONTACT with the product in the dairy industry, that’s why it's safe to consume.

  • The dairy industry is maintaining HYGIENE IN PACKAGING SECTION AS WELL.

  • The dairy industry will check ADULTERATION TESTS, CHEMICAL AND MICROBIOLOGICAL CONTAMINATION in raw milk which is not possible to check at home. SO STOP TAKING MILK DIRECTLY THROUGH VENDORS. So consume processed milk which has got very higher standard as compared to milk received from vendors.



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PERSONAL HYGIENE IN DAIRY INDUSTRY

Each and every milk packet has a shelf life of 2 days at refrigeration condition.