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12:00 AM, June 07, 2021 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, June 07, 2021

Using the power of technology to ensure milk safety

Since time immemorial, safeguarding food safety and hygiene, especially for perishable products such as milk has remained a challenge. Fortunately, the arrival of UHT treatment worked as a breakthrough technology in this case. UHT or Ultra High Temperature sterilises liquid food by heating them at a high temperature for a very short while, but which is long enough to eliminate harmful elements.   

This treatment occurs rapidly inside a closed system before milk is transferred into a sterile six-layer carton from Tetra Pak. Following this procedure, the quality, colour, texture, taste, and nutrition of milk is retained successfully. Furthermore, this technology makes it possible for unopened milk to last for up to six months at room temperature, without the need for refrigeration or use of preservatives to prevent spoilage.

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This mechanism is widely preferred by industry leaders, such as Akij Food and Beverage Limited, as the MD and CEO of Akij Venture Group, Syed Alamgir mentions, "In AFBL, the end-to-end process is facilitated by world class technological inventions to include machineries that are designed to maintain consistency in terms of quality and timeliness. One noteworthy technology that is also known to be the only one in our country is aseptic filling."

"Without any doubt, food packaging and storage play the most vital role in the entire value chain," he adds. "Starting from raw materials to the end product, if any of them are not duly packaged or stored, it will eventually hamper the consumers."

Thus, it is of utmost importance that raw milk is treated and packed appropriately by using advanced technologies, such as UHT treatment and Tetra Pak's sterile packaging to ensure safe consumption for everyone.    

 

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