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USDA AMS National Science Laboratory

801 Summit Crossing Place, Suite B
Gastonia, NC
United States
Phone : +704-867-3873

Technical Manager (or contact person)

Roger Roger Simonds



Type of Milk

Cow milk

Fields of competence related to analyzing milk

Evaluation of analytical methods/instruments

Categories of analytical methods practised

Wet chemistry, Spectroscopic and routine methods, Chromatography, Physico-chemical methods, Biochemical methods (enzym., immuno., mol. biol.), and Sensory Analysis

Milk and milk Products Tested

Liquid milk and whey (including raw milk, skim milk, homogenized,heat-treated, etc.), Butter, Cheese and Processed Cheese and Processed Cheese Preparations, Dairy Fat Spreads, Evaporated Milks and Sweetened Condensed Milks, Cream and Prepared Creams, Milk Powders, Cream Powder and Whey Powders, Ice creams, and Milk based desserts

Purpose of the Analytical Activity in the Laboratory

Production monitoring and commercial exchanges in dairy industry and Food safety and nutrition (protection of consumers)