The profession of miller is one of the oldest occupations known today and due to that often misinterpreted by society. Usually people think of mills as this picturesque building by the river and millers in white doing strenuous and hard work. In contrast to that the field of work has changed to highly technical and mentally challenging field of work. Today physical labor is less of importance as technical know-how and logical thinking. Due to that, the then Secretary of Commerce Michael Glos, himself a Master of Milling, changed the job title to “Process Engineering in Milling- and Fodder Econnomy”. The main field of work for a miller is still the reception, holding and preperation of grains as well as the production of mill-specific products, i.e. flour, grits, grout, sprouts and bran in flour mills, as well as flakes, grouts and pearled grains in hull milling or high quality fodder in fodder milling. Particularly quality control of raw materials, processed goods and finished goods is of utmost importance in a mill. Quick test of the raw material test for vermin, if it is storable or fit for processing. Processed and finished goods are tested for achievement of product specifactions and allows the miller to react to product specific challenges. Another task that is moving more into focus is the implementation of quality-management-systems. The reason behind this for one the more and more frequent scandals in the food industry, i.e. avian influenza or dioxin scandal an on the other hand, steady rising requirements for mills in respective to food safety and quality. The most important are ISO and IFS standards which control the entire supply chain and value creation process in a mill. The most important tas for a miller in a quality-management-process is the documentation of traceability from raw material to finished delivered product to identify defective products and guarantee product-safety for everybody.
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