How Is Powdered Milk Made?

The Internet is by far my favorite toy.  It’s amazing how the online community has grown since I ran a Dial Up BBS back in the 80’s.

And the access to information is just fun!  Like now, 1:30 in the morning, and I am watching something on TV that makes me think, “How is powdered milk made”.  Random – I know.  But I had NO CLUE how you made powdered milk.

A quick Google search brings me to this page, which explained everything I needed to know about powdered milk.  Cool though that even if it’s a weird question, Google knows someone else already asked it.  And they know who answered it! 

The process of making powdered milk is an interesting operation. Milk comes from dairy farms scattered across the countryside. Each morning, large tank trucks stop at each dairy farm and collect the milk that has accumulated over the past day. Then it is transported to the creamery.
        Once it gets here to the creamery, it’s run through a filter and put into a holding tank. As it waits it’s turn to go through the first stage of processing, it’s run through a battery of tests to insure it meets quality standards.
        Milk first passes into the evaporator where about a third of it’s water is

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