Srinagar: Khyber Agro Farms Private Limited produced documents before High Court on Saturday showing it was having fully functional chemical as well as microbiological laboratories available for testing of milk & milk products. It also said that Khyber is the only milk processing plant in Kashmir having microbiological laboratory facility.
In a reply submitted before the court, the company produced the records in which it maintained that besides chemical and microbiological laboratories, it has qualified human resources including Dairy Technologist, Food Technologist, Microbiologists & other qualified personnel working for quality check of its products.
A company spokesman told Kashmir Observer that Khyber is the only ISO 2200:2005 certified company from Kashmir and has implemented proper food safety management system certified by Intertek.
“The certification provided Intertek has declared that the food safety management system of the company is applicable to receiving of raw milk, processing and packaging of poly packed milk, cream, white butter, curd, paneer and ghee”, he said.
Company also produced the records showing the daily test analysis reports of raw milk as well as processed milk.
Every test including of dairy products, food products are being done in the laboratory for the safety of people, which is the utmost priority of the company, he said.
The samples of milk products lifted and sent for testing by the governments food and safety department, Pulwama on 6th, April 2016 have already been declared to be free from adulteration by Farelabs, Gurgaon, a food testing laboratory accredited by Food Safety & Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), hence removing the apprehensions among public, the spokesman said.
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