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LabUFMG Laboratory for Milk Quality Analysis (School of Veterinary Medicine Federal University of Minas Gerais)

Av. Antonio Carlos, 6627
Belo Horizonte-MG
Phone : ++55 31 34273556
Fax : ++55 31 34092136


Leorges Prof. Leorges Moraes da Fonseca

Technical Manager (or contact person)

Ronon Prof. Ronon Rodrigues


Government/Regulatory, Association / NGO-NPO, Private dairy / Industry, and Other

Accreditation Organisation

Agricultural Ministry (Ministerio de Agricultura, Pecuaria a Abastecimento)
Esplanada dos Ministerios Bloco D - Anexo B - Terreo
Brasilia - DF

Coverage of Accreditation

Somatic Cell Counting (Flow Cytometry)
Componente Analysis (Infrared and FTIR-Fourier Transform
Total Bacteria Counting (Flow Cytometry)

Type of Milk

Cow milk, Goat milk, and Buffalo milk

Fields of competence related to analyzing milk

National proficiency testing organizer, Training session organizer in laboratory techniques, Information provider on analytical methods, Evaluation of analytical methods/instruments, Research and development in analytical methods, and National regulatory control of analyses

Categories of analytical methods practised

Spectroscopic and routine methods, Chromatography, Physico-chemical methods, and Microbiological methods

Milk and milk Products Tested

Liquid milk and whey (including raw milk, skim milk, homogenized,heat-treated, etc.)

Purpose of the Analytical Activity in the Laboratory

Animal health / Herd sanitary (Veterinary analysis), Milk recording / Dairy Herd Improvement / Dairy genetic, Milk payment to producers according to milk composition and quality, Food safety and nutrition (protection of consumers), Food trade regulation (protection of customers), Research and development in dairy industry, and Education and teaching in dairy industry (schools, universities)