Melamine & Milk Powder: Detecting Adulteration

milk pwderIncorrectly preparing melamine spiked reference samples can lead to false negatives in your attempts to detect melamine in your supply chain, depending on how the blending is done.*

USP’s new wet blended Skim Milk Powder with melamine reference materials can give you the confidence that your quality control methods are able to detect melamine adulteration.  

Mitigate your risk of Food Fraud

These new reference materials are available in 4 different approximate concentrations (1 ppm, 400 ppm, 1,000 ppm and 5,000 ppm melamine).
Find them in the USP Store.


*Effects of Wet-Blending on Detection of Melamine in Spray-Dried Lactose. Yakes, B. J., Bergana, M. M., Scholl, P. F., Mossoba, M. M., Karunathilaka, S. R., Ackerman, L. K. & Holton, J.D., Gao, B. Moore, J. C. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2017), 65(28), 5789-5798.

Effects of Adulteration Technique on the NIR Detection of Melamine in Milk Powder. Scholl, P. F., Bergana, M. M., Yakes, B. J., Xie, Z., Zbylut, S., Downey, G., Mossoba, M., Jablonski, J., Magaletta○, R., Holroyd, S. E., Buehler, M., Qin, J.,Hurst, W., LaPointe, J. H., Roberts, D., Zrybko○, C., Mackey○, A., Holton, J. D., Israelson, G. A., Payne, A., Kim, M. S., Chao, K., and Moore, J. C. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry (2017), 65 (28), pp 5799–5809.