Section VII: Milk

Section VII consists of 13 colleagues from the fields of research, testing, consulting and from the industrial sector.

The main tasks of group VII include:

  • development and documentation of practical method protocols in the field of food analysis (focus: dairy industry and related industries);
  • widening the spectrum of volume VII “Environmental Analysis” of the VDLUFA Methods Book;
  • cooperation with the Federal Office of Consumer Protection and Food Safety BVL (official collection of methods specified in §64 LFGB);
  • harmonisation of education and training programmes in Germany for laboratory assistants in the dairy industry and dairy specialists;
  • support of the co-operative attitude and the interdisciplinary and scientific collaboration of dairy institutes in Germany

Working Groups:

Chemistry, Dr. Walter Strohmar (LAZBW),
Microbiology, Dr. Valentin Sauerer (LVFZ),
Methods Book editing, Bettina Bätz (LVFZ),
Training committee, Johann Peschek (LVFZ).


1. Chairman: Dr. Stefan Kroll
LUFA Nord-West, Institute for Food Quality and Safety,
Ammerländer Heerstraße 115-117, 26129 Oldenburg, Germany
Phone: +49.441.97352.111
2. Chairman: Dr. Valentin Sauerer
Teaching Centre and Test Centre for dairy industry, Bavarian State research Center for Agriculture
Auf dem Bühl 84, 87437 Kempten, Germany
Phone: +49.831.5712531