The milk is tested from the time it is delivered to the dairy, through all the processing stages, up to and including
final packaging. Douglasdale Dairy has its own laboratory. A full-time microbiologist conducts a number of tests daily
to ensure that every milk product produced at Douglasdale Dairy is of the highest quality.
Douglasdale Dairy is one of the few dairies in South Africa that utilises a bactofuge in the production process.
The milk is pasteurised, homogenised, clarified and undergoes a bacterial removal process in a bactofuge.
A bactofuge is a specially designed centrifuge that separates heat-resistant bacteria and other micro-organisms from milk.
This process enhances the extended shelf-life of Douglasdale Dairy milk.