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Mother Dairy to pay Rs2 more per liter of milk to dairy farmers

Detergent Found in Mother Dairy's Milk Sample
Detergent Found in Mother Dairy's Milk Sample

Mother Dairy to pay Rs2 more per liter of milk to dairy farmers

Source : PTI and livemint

Drought has affected dairy farmers in many parts of the country, says Mother Dairy managing director S. Nagarajan

New Delhi: Milk supplier Mother Dairy on Thursday said it will pay farmers Rs.2 more on every litre procured during this summer but ruled out any increase in retail prices for at least the next two months.

At the beginning of this month, Mother Dairy was procuring milk at an averageRs.37-37.50 per litre from dairy farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh.

“I do not expect retail prices to go up in the next 60 days. But we will have to pay more to farmers during summer. There has been an impact on dairy farmers due to drought in many parts of the country,” Mother Dairy managing director S. Nagarajan told reporters.

He said the company will increase the milk procurement price for dairy farmers by Rs.2 per kg to ensure that the availability of stock with the company does not get affected during summer.

“In summer, temperature goes up and that affects supply. Moreover, there is marriage season. So, we will pay more to dairy farmers to maintain our milk procurement,” Nagarajan said.

Mother Dairy sells about 35 lakh litres per day, of which 30 lakh liters is in Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR). It has about 800 milk booths and nearly 400 stores in the NCR.

On partnering with Indian Premier League team Delhi Daredevils as its principal sponsor, Nagarajan said, “This is our first association with any sport in a major way. Mother Dairy is a part of life in Delhi in the last 45 years. To us, the association with Delhi Daredevils is important.”

Although the contract is for IPL 2016, Nagarajan said, “I don’t see as a one-year kind of venture. We need to understand what is sport sponsorship.”

Delhi Daredevils chief executive Hemant Dua said it was a natural fit to associate with Mother Dairy. Mother Dairy is also exploring to extend their association with cricket tournament organized by Delhi Daredevils in Delhi schools, both private and government-run.

Ice cream Vs. Frozen dessert – The Chilling Truth


Ice cream Vs. Frozen dessert – The Chilling Truth

Source : NDTV Food

As a consumer, whether I am buying a shirt that claims to be linen, or whether it’s a face cream, I like to know whether I am getting my money’s worth. And it’s no different when it comes to food.  So how do you think I felt when I got a carton of ice cream and in a small, inconspicuous corner, I see the label – frozen dessert. And it only got worse from there.

Today, in India, frozen dessert has taken over as much as 40% of the ice cream segment. Is that such a bad thing?

Before going into great detail, the big difference between ice cream and frozen dessert is this.

Before going into great detail, the big difference between ice cream and frozen dessert is this. Frozen desserts are made with vegetable oil. Also, this is usually the vegetable oil that we want to avoid in our diet like coconut oil or palm oil. Ice-cream on the other hand, is mainly made from milk and dairy fat.

To do a fair comparison, I randomly picked up a box from each – a frozen dessert and an ice cream carton. Here is what I saw.

The Label Comparison
Ice Cream
Claim: Labels it as Ice Cream on the top of the carton.

Ingredients: Water, milk, solids, sugar, permitted stabilizing and emulsifying agents (412, 410, 407, 471, 466). Contains added vanilla flavors (artificial flavoring substances).

Frozen Dessert

Claim: The larger font says – Creamy Delights: Strawberry. In a corner on the side of the box, it says – Frozen Dessert.

Ingredient List: Water, sugar, milk solids, edible vegetable oil, liquid glucose, vegetable protein, emulsifier – 471, stabilizers – 410, 412, 407 Acidity regulator – 330. Contains permitted synthetic food colors and added flavors. Nature identical and artificial milk and strawberry flavoring substances.


For starters, the labeling is unclear. When you see the picture on the carton, you would think it is any ordinary ice cream.  Only when you turn it around to look for a title, you see a much smaller font, almost apologetic to be there, and it says – Frozen Dessert.

According to the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, the definition of an ice cream, kulfi or softy ice cream means that the product is obtained by freezing a pasteurized mix, prepared from milk and /or other products derived from milk with or without the addition of nutritive sweetening agents, fruit and fruit products, eggs, etc.

Frozen dessert means the product obtained by freezing a pasteurized mix prepared with milk fat and/or edible vegetable oils and fat having a melting point of not more than 37.0 degree C in combination and milk protein alone or in combination/or vegetable protein products singly or in combination with the addition of nutritive sweetening agents.

So in theory, both brands are correct and are not trying to say they are something they are not.

There are many companies that are making both frozen desserts as well as ice cream. To get a get a better understanding of the product, I asked Mr Sapan Sharma, the General Manager of Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL) on what he thought about the labeling, he was sure that they were following the guidelines and legal requirements laid down by FSSAI, when it came to size of font and placement of their label.

Fair enough, but one could argue that it’s time that the FSSAI ensured that desserts do not camouflage themselves as ice cream, and the consumer is not left confused.

The Calorie Woes

Ice Cream
For every 100 gm of serving
Energy – 217 KCal
Protein – 3.5 gm
Carbs – 21.5
Fat – 13
Calcium – 176 mg

Frozen Dessert
Energy – 200 KCal
Fat – 10.5
Carbs – 23
Protein – 4
Saturated fat – 5.8
Trans-fat – traces


You see that the number of calories are almost the same in both cases. But that’s never the whole story. The frozen dessert label says traces of trans fats and saturated fat of 5.8. So both harmful dietary fats are found in frozen desserts. Saturated fats as well as trans fats are what we want to avoid in our diet. They are simply the bad fats. They add to weight, can cause heart problems and raise our cholesterol levels. According to the Harvard Medical School Heath Guide, trans fats are worse than saturated fats, and there is no safe level of trans fats. So nutritionally the frozen dessert falters.

According to Mr. Sapan Sharma, “Ice cream and frozen dessert give similar eating experience.”

But I am more interested in the nutrition aspect, so I cross question him on the nutritional value of vegetable oil.

His reply is, “Vegetable fat is more advantageous than dairy fat. Vegetable fats are not a direct cholesterol source. Palm oil or derivatives like mid fractions are healthier. Also, vegetable fat is amenable to making ice cream. Palm oil is very versatile, and helps give frozen dessert its smooth and creamy texture at -15 degrees.”

According to India’s leading nutritionist, Dr Shikha Sharma, “It has been proven by several research studies that palm oil is unhealthy due to its cholesterol increasing effect. It has been also seen that high consumption of palm oil can cause heart diseases.”

“Do you use partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in your frozen dessert?” I ask Mr. Sharma.
Unilever’s reply is that that they don’t.

The Price Factor

Lastly, there is the price factor. The consumer has no benefit as this frozen dessert is not cheaper than ice cream. This is despite the fact that dairy fat costs rupees 300 per kg while vegetable fat is rupees 50-60 a kilo.

According to industry experts, the ingredients only make up 8 to 12% of the cost of the product. A lot is spent on other factors like R&D, designing product, the technology component, etc. So the price will not be altered due to the ingredients.

This issue has become a controversy among the players involved. The government has come up with a gazette notification amending the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act to allow the labeling of frozen desserts as “vegetable fat based ice cream” or “non-dairy ice cream”. This has sparked off a fresh set of claims and counterclaims.

Whichever way this row ends up, it’s time we looked carefully at our labels. It’s time consumers learn to read between the lines.

Lactalis eyes more buyouts in Indian dairy


Lactalis eyes more buyouts in Indian dairy

Source : economictimes

A couple of years after a large India acquisition, French dairy giant Lactalis is now eyeing more buyouts in the domestic dairy sector to consolidate its presence, say persons in the know.

After buying south India’s second-largest dairy company Tirumala Milk rS 1,750 crore in January for 2014, the world’s largest dairy group last month agreed to acquire the dairy business of Indore-based Anik Industries for Rs 470 crore. A person privy to the development said Lactalis has assigned mandate to an agency to scout for potential target companies with strong presence in the north Indian market

When contacted, Lactalis India CEO Rahul Kumar admitted their plans to further consolidate the presence in the Indian dairy space through acquisitions and mergers.
“We want to grow in India both organically as well as inorganically as Lactalis has a long-term vision for the Indian dairy market,” he told ET, adding that the company would be looking for acquisitions of large-sized dairy companies in northern India once they complete the process of takeover of Anik’s dairy business and stabilise operations.
“We are already strong in south India with presence across Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and parts of Kerala. With Anik’s acquisition, we have entered the north Indian market and would be looking at acquisition of successful dairy companies,” said Rahul. Welcoming the entry of global players, Prabhat Dairy’s joint managing director Vivek Nirmal said the entry of global dairy players into India could lead to more investments in milk procurement and cold-chain.

According to him, the domestic players have certain limitations and inadequate capital availability to scale up operations.

Terming right the timing of global diary players’ entry into Indian dairy space, Nirmal said the organised sector accounts for not more than 30% of the total Indian dairy market at present and entry of global players would help organised sector grow.

While India had been on the radar of global players like New Zealand-based cooperative group Fonterra and Dutch dairy cooperative FrieslandCampina for years, they may now revive plans going by the positive experience of global players like Lactalis, say experts.

“Growth in organised dairy will keep global dairy players interested in India with scope to invest in the dairy supply-chain. Besides, the global players will be serious in creating a National presence with potential expansion plans,” says Shiva Mudgil, Vice President, Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory, Rabobank.
The competition in India, the world’s largest milk market, is expected to hot up further with some of the domestic FMCG players like Mahindra and ITC announcing foray into the liquid milk segment, which others may follow, said Shiva.

With an estimated milk production of 3,800 lakh litres a day, India currently accounts for 18% of global market, says Sagarika Mukherjee, Indian dairy analyst with Antique Stock Broking, in a report on Monday.

While milk consumption in developing nations was growing in low single digits, it was growing at around 15% a year in India and other emerging countries, making them attractive destinations for global investments.

Dairy Product Companies in India

Dairy Products

Dairy Product Companies in India

Report Source : business.mapsofindia

The Leading Dairy Product Companies in India consist of both government organizations and private companies which are mostly under the control of different state governments. The Leading Dairy Product Companies in India are working together with the National Dairy development Board (NDDB) towards the elimination of malnutrition amongst children. These companies offer host of highly nutritious milk products.

Overview of Dairy Product Companies

The Leading Dairy Products Companies in India, which are under the control of different state governments, are generally cooperatives. These cooperatives buy milk from the dairy farmers at minimum support price. Later these cooperatives process it to different high nutritious milk products. The leading private milk product companies of India are more into producing and further processing of these milks. Most of the Leading Dairy Product Companies in India are well equipped to handle processing of bulk quantities of cow and buffalo milk. Further, the technology used by these leading companies of India to process the milk is at par with international standards.

Furthermore, they strictly adhere to international quality manufacturing and environment safety standards and such that they follow GMP and HACCP. Some of these Leading Dairy Product Companies in India are having state-of-the-art R&D centers, aggressively working on development of quality milk products rich in nutritious value. India is the largest producer of milk and milk products in the world. However, the country has recorded the highest number of malnourished children in the world. These Leading Dairy Product Companies in India are working together with the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) towards the elimination of this problem.

The Leading Dairy Product Companies in India are also working with the National Dairy Development Board towards educating dairy farmers on producing quality milk, cattle disease control, cattle feeding, genetic improvement of cattle, vaccination and other allied education on dairy farming.

List of Top Dairy Milk Companies in India

1 Aravind Foods
2 Choco~a`la Carte
3 Dynamix Dairy Industries Ltd
4 Param Dairy Limited
5 Heritage Foods (India) Ltd
6 Kream Kountry
7 Mahaan Foods
8 Dhruv Makhan (India) Limited
9 VRS Foods
10 Mother Dairy
11 Lactose (India) Ltd.
12 Modern Dairies Limited
13 Gits Food Products Pvt. Ltd.
14 Pastonji Ice Cream
15 Haryana Dairy Dev. Ltd.
16 National Dairy Dev. Board
17 Amul and Gujarat Coop.
18 A.P Dairy Dev. Coop. Fed. Ltd.
19 Orissa State Coop. Milk Ltd.

Dairy Milk Products

1 Bread Spreads
2 Butter
3 Margarine
4 Flavored Bottled Milk
5 Buttermilk
6 Spray Infant Milk Food
7 Instant Full Cream Milk Powder
8 Skimmed Milk Powder
9 Dairy Whitener
10 Fresh Milk
11 Double Toned Milk
12 Cream
13 Toned Milk
14 Cheese Spreads
15 Cheese
16 Ghee
17 Cooking Butter
18 Condensed Milk
19 Ice Cream
20 Shrikhand
21 Chocolates
22 Health Food Drink

Maharashtra wants to replicate Mother Dairy model ?

Safal Mother Dairy at Mangolpuri,

Here’s why Maharashtra wants to replicate Delhi’s Mother Dairy model

Source : Indian Express

Impressed with the success of Mother Dairy’s retail chain Safal in the national capital, the Maharashtra government is contemplating replicating the model in the state to provide a better market to farmers.

The authorities in Maharashtra are currently studying different models of retail stores including Safal outlets, Dubai’s Gulf Food among others to set up such facilities.

“We have been visiting different places over the past two months in order to study how the farmers can get better price and market for their produce. We are impressed with the way Safal stores operate in New Delhi and we would want to have similar outlets in the state,” Maharashtra’s Cooperative Minister Chandrakant Patil said.

The minister also visited the Safal’s distribution and processing unit in Mangolpuri.

The state has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Diary Development Board (NDDB) in this regard. Mother Dairy, which runs Safal stores, is a subsidiary of NDDB.

“Maharashtra produces fruits and vegetables in large quantities. However, the state does not have adequate means under which the farmers can sell their products directly to consumers, which can also ensure them better rates.

“The state may not set up such stores, but can encourage farmer cooperatives to do so or ask companies set up by farmers to undertake this initiative. Say 10-25 such farmer companies can set up such stores in different parts of the country,” Patil said.

He also discussed a proposal with Safal for selling cashew nuts grown in the Konkan belt of Maharashtra to be sold through its stores.

“Only one-fourth of the total cashew nuts grown in Konkan are processed in the state. The rest goes to Kerala as raw material. If we get better market, then this can be processed in the district and taluka level. “We have given them this offer. They have now asked us to give a formal proposal,” Patil added.

Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India

Merial and Zoetis Enter into Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India

Merial and Zoetis Enter into Strategic Agreement for Dairy Products in India

Source :

INDIA – Merial, the animal health division of Sanofi, and Zoetis India Limited, a subsidiary of Zoetis Inc, today announced that they have entered into an exclusive marketing and distribution agreement for medicines and vaccines for Dairy cattle in India.

Merial will market and sell Zoetis’ products, including global/local brands such as Bovical®, Lutalyse®, Xnel® Dectomax® and vaccines like Rispoval® and Spirovac®.

The products will be marketed by Merial India beginning in April 2016. Financial details of the agreement were not disclosed.

“The newly added products complement Merial’s existing ruminant business in India, which includes vaccines, therapeutics and nutritionals.

“It increases our presence in the important dairy segment and expands our current product offerings.

We now have a robust portfolio that has strong customer loyalty, making us a key player in the rapidly growing India ruminant market,” said Sandeep Karkhanis, Country Manager, Merial India.

“This agreement reinforces the strategic importance of India and the animal health market in the country. We plan to keep our focus and investment in product innovation, acquisitions and alliances, growth areas and services to meet the evolving needs of our customers.”

In India, Merial has a diversified local portfolio of over 50 brands comprising of vaccines, therapeutics and nutritional products for ruminants, poultry and pets.

Ketan Dhamanaskar, Managing Director, India, GM South Asia, Zoetis, added: “This agreement helps both companies use the strengths of our product portfolios and market strategies to grow in a more effective way.

“Zoetis’ leading dairy brands and innovative vaccines, combined with the strong distribution reach and presence of Merial in India, will enable us to make these products available in the most efficient manner in the Indian market.

“As a result of this arrangement, Zoetis India Limited will also be able to focus its field force and resources on building a stronger presence and market leadership in the Poultry and Companion Animal sectors in India, which grew at 18.6 per cent and 12.8 per cent respectively in 2015.”

India is the world’s largest milk producer, with 16 per cent of global production. Therefore, presence in the ruminant business is strategically important for Merial India as it constitutes 54 percent of the animal health market in the country. In 2014, the ruminant health market in India was valued at 240M€.

The Dairy sector continues to be a major livelihood source for rural India and a significant contributor to the country’s agricultural economy.

As per the industry estimates, the share of value added dairy products in the milk and milk derivatives segment is growing by around 25 per cent every year and is expected to continue to grow at the same rate until 2019-20.

India is the sixth largest chicken producing country in the world with annual production of more than 2 billion broilers and is the third largest egg producing country with 4 Million+ metric tons eggs produced in 2015. The India poultry market is expected to grow at 14.4 per cent in the next five years.

Consumption of poultry meat and eggs also witnessed burgeoning growth at 2.7 to 4.2 per cent year on year in the past 5 years and is expected to grow at an accelerated pace in the next five years.

Companion animal is a small but rapid growing market in India, with a total estimate of 15 Million dogs and cats, growing at 9 per cent-10 per cent year on year, coupled with the increasing pet owner spending, India companion animal market has potential and poised to grow in next five years

Dairy to be Rs 2,000 crore business in next 5 years: Varun Berry

Dairy to be Rs 2,000 crore business in next 5 years: Varun Berry, Britannia Industries

Dairy to be Rs 2,000 crore business in next 5 years: Varun Berry, Britannia Industries

Source : Economics Times

In a chat with ET Now, Varun Berry, MD of Britannia Industries [BSE 3.21 %], talks about the future course of action for the company. Excerpts:

ET Now: You had said that one-sided demand is an issue. But on the other hand, good news is that commodity prices have come down – prices of wheat, sugar, milk etc have down. Has that translated into a better margin outlook for you?

Varun Berry: We have got tailwinds as far as commodities and demands are concerned. Our efforts are to ensure that we generate the demand by creating interesting options for consumers. But commodity prices are going upwards. So international prices – whether it is wheat or oil or sugar – are low. However because of the demand situation, the government has increased duties on wheat and sugar. As a result of this, we have seen 30% increase in sugar prices. Wheat prices have also gone up. So there is going to be an increase in commodity prices. However, so far we have had about 250 bps improvement in margins because of commodity prices.

ET Now: Your margins have expanded from 6% to north of 10%. That is extraordinary in a tough and competitive environment. Volume growth also has been impressive. How much more to go in terms of expansion?

Varun Berry: First of all, it was important for us to get the right people to run the business and we have a very good team. We have driven volumes through distribution, firstly. We have strengthened distribution in the last six or seven years – in fact, we have doubled our direct distribution in the last three years and have focused on five pillar brands. We brought in innovation, especially in the premium end of our segments. We are also looking at cost efficiencies.

Now, cost efficiencies has played a huge role for us. It means the entire supply chain has to be more efficient. For instance, we now have much larger plants which give us better efficiencies. We have high tech ovens today, which consume less energy. But the most critical point is that we have reduced waste dramatically.

ET Now: Can you give me a number?

Varun Berry: We have reduced waste by almost 70%. We still have 30% to go.

ET Now: The business mix for Britannia seems to be changing. You are present in the value market but that is not your focus area. The focus area seems to be dairy and premium cookie market. Can you walk us through that strategy?
Varun Berry: The focus area at this point are biscuits, cakes and rusks. We made some big strides in the international market as well. Work is in progress in in the dairy department. Dairy is a large segment. Most of us have grown up consuming dairy products. It is Rs 85,000 crores segment and we have been in this segment for almost 16 years and in these 16 years, we have had business which is approximately Rs 400 crores.

So we have not made much progress in the dairy business because of various reasons. In the next three months, a genuine attempt will be made to create a robust dairy business – that probably is our biggest opportunity area in the future.

ET Now: Is dairy – as of now – less than 5% of your total turnover?

Varun Berry: Yes.

ET Now: Can it go to 20 in the next five years?

Varun Berry: I cannot give you a number for that. All I can say is that it can certainly go from Rs 400 crores business to Rs 2000 crore because we consume a lot of dairy in our bakery business as well, so it just synergises through the entire portfolio and offers us a good opportunity.

ET Now: Is dairy a higher margin business than your traditional business?

Varun Berry: No, atleast not at this point in time. Dairy is dominated by cooperatives and the objective of cooperatives is not to get profits for the company. But there are a lot of other areas and segments within dairy that could offer the right profitability and we are going to focus only on those value added segments. We certainly do not want to do milk in plastic pouches. Che ..

ET Now: Cookies is one of your mainstays and is one market where per capita benefits are clearly visible. Will that be your mainstay for the next two or three years?

Varun Berry: Within biscuits, cookies is one segment which is growing fast and will continue to do so. Competition is also doing some interesting things in this area. So when two or three players start to focus on a segment, growth tends to be a lot more than what it normally is.

ET Now: There is a lot of disruption happening within the FMCG space. The FMCG space has been dominated by two or three players for the longest time. In addition to global companies, local companies are also coming in. Are you anticipating disruption in the FMCG space?

Varun Berry: No, competition in our space is fairly rational. What tends to happen is that when you are in a situation of low demand, it puts pressure on companies to do irrational things. We have seen this from a trade discounting standpoint. Our competitors have started to give larger discounts in the market and it is very tempting to do the same but to my mind, that is a short-term measure because the demand situation is not going to last forever.

ET Now: Are you focusing on profits or market share?

Varun Berry: We have to grow, we have to get share and we have to get profits. Now this ‘golden triangle’ does not happen often but our strategy has been to get there and we have been achieving that for the last three years.

ET Now: Give me three categories where you have gained market share.

Varun Berry: Most of the categories that we operate in have been gaining share. So if you were to sub-classify segments, the only areas where we have lost big share in the last 10-15 years was premium creams – which is that entire cream segment. We have made some moves there but not as much as I would have liked to because we were at one point in time at about 75% share and now we are ..

ET Now: Are there any other categories you are attempting to move into?

Varun Berry: No. If you look at macro snacking, the largest is biscuits, followed by salty snacks. Namkeens are a sub-segment of salty snacks, because there is ‘Western salty’ and there is ‘Indian salty’ which is the namkeens. Then you have chocolates. So we have to source business from these segments.

Mother Dairy to get new avatar, and a new mission

Bengal Dairy
Mother Dairy

Mother Dairy to get new avatar, and a new mission

Source : timesofindia

The Mamata Banerjee government is renaming Mother Dairy as Bengal Dairy and turning it into a government-run entity in the hope that Bengal’s name and famed work culture will help it challenge giants like Amul.

The government hasn’t set itself any deadlines yet but it is determined to take the Bengal brand across the country, especially Delhi. “If we are to take Mother Dairy outside Bengal, we must change the name because ‘Mother Dairy’ would be confused with the Delhi-based brand.

Mother Dairy-Calcutta, which has a facility at Dankuni, was set up as part of Operation Flood launched by the National Dairy Development Board (NDDB) in the 1970s. These units came up in four metros and all of them were named ‘Mother Dairy’,” said an official. NDDB eventually moved out and most state governments launched their own brands.

But not West Bengal. On March 21, 1982, then chief minister Jyoti Basu dedicated Mother Dairy-Calcutta to rural milk producers and urban milk consumers of Bengal.

In November 1996, West Bengal Cooperative Milk Producers’ Federation took over management and the PSU began slipping into the red from 2007. After a restructuring in 2008, the milk producer just about managed to negate its losses in 2010 before it was back to red square one in April 2011.

The next booster dose came from Mamata Banerjee. After came to power, the CM stuck to her populist policy and refused to increase prices. The CM refused to subsidize the PSU, either. What she did instead was to launch a premium milk brand, “Ma Shakti”, at a Trinamool higher price in 2012. A 500ml packet of Ma Shakti costs Rs 15 against Rs 12 for cow milk, the usual brand.

Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurved – ‘desi ghee’

Patanjali ghee

Do you use ‘desi ghee’ of Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda? Here’s what you should know

Source : ZeeNews

This may spell a serious trouble to yoga guru Baba Ramdev and his Patanjali Ayurved. Some samples of Patanjali’s cow desi ghee have failed the test and it has been found that colour was added to the ghee, according to a report in India Samvad.

A Lucknow resident – Yogesh Mishra – has complained about the Patanjali’s cow desi ghee after he found fungus in the ghee.

According to Yogesh, the Patanjali ghee that he purchased from market was yellow in colour. He raised a complaint based on the samples.The samples were sent for tests on 7th Jan 2016. The detailed report of the tests have been sent to chief food security officer.

Food safety officials have collected samples of cow milk’s ‘desi ghee’ manufactured by Ramdev’s Patanjali Ayurveda after allegations were leveled about presence of fungus in ghee, according to a report in TOI.

The allegations about fungus in Patanjali’s ‘desi ghee’ was raised by some locals in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar.

District food safety officer of Haridwar Mahima Nand Joshi has confirmed that the samples have been collected for tests after reports of fungus in ‘desi ghee’ were received. The report of test is expected to come out in a fortnight.

Gopaljee Dairy Foods, a leading dairy products brand in India


Gopaljee Dairy Foods, a leading dairy products brand in India

RSD (Gopaljee) Group, Gopaljee Dairy Foods, a leading dairy products brand in India is instrumental in providing dairy products at par with international standards. They focus on building leadership positions in branded and value added markets across the dairy sector. RSD Group follow philosophy of: Serving the needs of the consumers by providing them directly from the FARM to HOME products. Some of products by Rsd Group listed below.

Gopaljee Ananda Milk

The Gopaljee Ananda milk is perfect for kids as well as adults. It makes a tasty cup or hot and cold milk and even makes good quality curd. You can also make a yummy dessert with it.

Gopaljee Ananda Ghee

It can be spread on roti or paratha and is perfect for garnishing, cooking and for making sweets.

Gopaljee Ananda Dahi

It may be consumed directly and is also prefect for preparing lassi, chaat, Wada and raita. You may also use it for marinating veg as well as non-veg dishes.

Gopaljee Ananda Flavored Milk

Flavoured milk can be consumed directly and is full of all the goodness of the milk. It is very low fat milk which is perfect for kids.

Gopaljee Ananda Sweets

These sweets are best for parties and home. They taste the best when cooled and are made of fresh high-quality milk, paneer and khoya.

Gopaljee Ananda Drinking Water

It is low weight drinking water which helps in improving the health of the bones. It even helps in lowering blood pressure and also reduces kidney stone risks. It can even help you in breaking down the waste materials in your body and even for cleansing toxins.

It may even help you in relieving pain related to arthritis and rheumatism by reducing swelling as well as inflammation.

Gopaljee Ananda Cookies

These cookies are the best and are best for parties.

Gopaljee Ananda Paneer

This paneer is very soft and kits freshness stays for a very long time. It blends very well with the flavours of any other ingredients. It has got a very fine and classic taste. It is best for preparing all the paneer dishes such as paneer pakoras, Matar paneer, Kadai paneer, palak paneer, paneer fried rice and a lot of other dishes.

Gopaljee Ananda Rabri

The rabri tastes the best when cooled and is best for parties.

Gopaljee Ananda Chhach

Chhach helps in calming the stomach if you have had a very spicy meal. It also helps in digestion and is a wonderful tool for dehydration. It is also known to reduce the blood pressure.

Gopaljee Ananda Butter

The butter is perfect to be consumed with paratha, bread, roti, sandwiches, nans, etc.

Gopaljee Ananda Milk Powder

This milk powder is 99% fats free, high in protein and free from cholesterol. There is no added sugar and it also has a very balanced value of calories. It has a very consistent solubility and does not lump. It has got a very rich taste and is very easy to be digested.

Gopaljee Ananda Khoya

The khoya is a very rich source of calcium as well as other such nutrients. It can be used for preparing sweets. Being a dairy product, it helps in promoting very strong bones as it is a very rich source of Vitamin D and Calcium. Also, it’s a very rich source of Riboflavin as well as Vitamin B-12, the 2 Vitamins which are important for the Cardiovascular healthy and production of energy. It is also a rich source of Vitamin A.

Several types of research have shown that an increased consumption of the dairy products by kids as well as adults results in an enhanced bone density as well as a reduced risks of osteoporosis.

G+ Milk

The milk is a whole, rich with nutrition and trustworthy milk significantly for kids. It is full of rich cream, and the richness of the taste makes it perfect to be consumed by kids as well as adults. It helps in making a yummy cup of hot and cold milk-based beverages and good quality curd. It is perfect for preparing yummy desserts as well as sweets.

G+ Ghee

It may be spread on roti or parantha and is also good for cooking, making sweets or for garnishing.

G+ Boondi

This boondi is perfect for preparing raita.

G+ Paneer

G+ Paneer is very good for cookery preparations and is a very rich source of calcium as well as proteins. It is good for teeth and bones.

G+ Dahi

The dahi is perfect to be consumed directly and can be used for preparing lassi as well as dishes such as chaat, Dahi vada, raita and kadi. It is used extensively for marinating veg as well as non-veg dishes.

G+ Butter Milk

It can be consumed directly and tastes best when chilled. It is also used cookery preparations.

Dairy India milk

It is perfect for direct consumption.

Dairy India ghee

It may be spread in roti, parantha and perfect for garnishing, cooking and for making sweets.

Dairy India Flavored Milk

It may be consumed directly.

Dairy India Chhach

It is consumed directly and tastes best when chilled.

Dairy India Paneer

It may be used for preparing a lot of dishes.

Dairy India Dahi

Dahi is sweetened with the help of honey which is quite beneficial for jaundice. It aids natural looks since it nourishes the skin as well as nerves.

Dairy India Sweets

The Dairy India Sweets are the best and tastes dessert for parties and homes. It tastes the best when cooled. They are made with high-quality milk, paneer and khoya.

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