12.4 Milk hygiene
Milk is an important food, supplying us with proteins, fat, carbohydrates, minerals and vitamins (Figure 12.8).
The provision of a safe supply of milk is of great importance for public health, with the following objectives:
- The improvement of nutritional status of infants, children and mothers.
- The prevention of disease or physical defects arising from malnutrition.
- The prevention of communicable, zoonotic disease transmission.
- The control of milk adulteration.