Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. (Bavarian Association for raw milk testing)

Consumer protection and animal welfare are the focus of all efforts at the Milchprüfring Bayern e. V. (mpr). Controlling the quality of milk and to promote it in the long term is the main claim of mpr, as well as in the interest of all stakeholders which are part of the milk food chain.

Our employees work fast, competent, reliable and costumer-oriented in order to carry out all test orders neutrally and efficiently to ensure process and product quality - regardless of whether it is on behalf of the state or as a service provider for dairies and milk producers.

Milchprüfring Bayern e. V. is a pioneer in the field of analysis of raw milk. At its location in Wolnzach, mpr runs one of the largest raw milk laboratories worldwide which determines more than 100 million validated analysis findings from more than
16 million samples. Within the framework of various quality programs our sales representatives carry out more than 10.000 inspection visits on dairy farms every year.

Furthermore mpr gets involved in the development of innovative methods and supports projects to improve the information base for the management of dairy farms. This happens especially in order to promote animal health and animal welfare.

The Milchprüfring Bayern e. V. is registered as a non-profit association in the register of associations of the district court Ingolstadt under number VR20675. mpr runs an accredited, independent inspection agency according to DIN EN ISO 17020. The laboratory of mpr is accredited according to DIN EN ISO 17025.

These values are to be considered as guidelines for all actions of the employees and committees of mpr:

  • Neutrality
  • High Quality
  • Innovation
  • Reliability
  • Fairness
  • Efficiency
Financing

The financing of the Milchprüfung Bayern e.V. is covered by the following points:

Quality control in accordance with the Milk Quality and Payment Regulation (MilchGüV)

The Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. is responsible for this kind of quality control on the basis of the Bavarian regulation for the Milk Quality and Payment Regulation (MilchGüV) and therefore an “appointed entrepreneur” of the Free State of Bavaria. After a long period of public grants financing was changed in 2003 because of the newly introduced EU competition law. The financing occurs by means of the dairies a hundred percent since then.

Financing of other services

The Milchprüfring Bayern e.V. also provides other services with no public contract for the agriculture or dairy sector. The financing of these services is regulated by management contracts or other contracts with the clients.

Revenues from reimbursements for services

Cost rates are calculated in a special manner so that no overlap or shortfall is obtained in the medium term.

Memberships

Deutschen Verband für Leistungs- und Qualitätsprüfungen e.V. (DLQ)

Arbeitsgruppe zur Förderung von Eutergesundheit und Milchhygiene in den Alpenländern e.V. (AFEMA)