Dairy Testing


To assure the safety of dairy products produced in Rhode Island by testing dairy products for microbiological contaminants, proper pasteurization and drug and antibiotic residues.

What we do

  • Determine that dairy products are properly pasteurized when sold in-state or distributed to other states for consumption or further processing
  • Microscopically examine milk samples to be sure they are produced from healthy cows (somatic cell count).
  • Analyze dairy products for pasteurization, bacterial contamination, drug and antibiotic residues.


  • Certified by the FDA to analyze Rhode Island and other state dairy products for its Interstate Milk Shippers List Program.
  • Evaluates "in-house" milk testing done by dairies in Rhode Island.