Milk is one food commodity and there can be adverse effect on its quality if proper care is not taken during production, procurement and transit. Milk is a raw material, and from it milk, and milk products like Ghee, Powder, Butter, Paneer, Curd, Buttermilk, sweets etc are being manufactured. Quality of all products depends on process and raw material. If raw material has good quality, then finished product will have better quality.
Strategy like cleanliness of milch animals, healthy animal, cattle care and personal hygiene of milking person, cleanliness of milking place and cattle-shed, cleanliness of milking vessel and utensils of milk collection at the society, and, responsibility lies with producers for speedy and time bound follow-ups of all activities right from the point of milk production by milch-animals. Whereas responsibility of cleanliness of milk collection point, cleanliness of milk utensils, cleanliness of BCU centre and maintain timely and careful transit of milk to the Union/chilling centre lies with directors of the society. The processing of milk at the Union becomes speedy and easy due to good quality milk, thus quality milk and milk products can be supplied to customers.
As milk is the best food for us likewise it is also best food for micro organisms. They multiply very fast in the milk
& spoil the milk quality within a short period. Contamination & growth of microorganism in milk can be controlled
by getting knowledge by members regarding CMP.
To encourage clean milk production Sumul had started to give 10 paise per litre to the milk having 15 lac or less bacterial load & 5 paise per litre to the milk having 16 — 30 lac bacterial load all depends on the number of bacterial load found in the milk transit from BCU to union from July; 07. To improve more quality of the milk depends on number of bacteria 20 paise per litre or 10 paise per litre being given since October, 2013 to encourage.
|Sr.||Bacteria lac / ml||Paisa / Litre|
|1||0 to 5 lac||20 paisa per litre|
|2||5 lac to 15 lac||10 paisa per litre|
Sumul Dairy exercises to maintain hygienic atmosphere of society by which high quality milk can be produced.