Procurement

Procurement

Dodla Dairy collects 1.57 million litres of raw milk per day as of 31st March 2024 from approx 1.4 lakh farmers across 8500+ villages through 7500+ DDCCs, 900+ procurement routes, 500+ dairy farms and approx 150 milk chilling centres as of 31st March 2024 across South India. The company procures high-quality milk by establishing automatic milk collection centres.

Dodla has created cold chain facilities from producer to consumer to ensure the freshness and quality of the milk at all stages. The company has a team of veterinary supporting staff to educate the farmers on animal healthcare and clean milk production.

Stringent Quality Checks

We are committed towards Quality and Food Safety of our products. Quality and Food Safety form a core part of our policy, which we strongly believe is one of the main drivers of our business growth. Our determination towards Quality and Food Safety is demonstrated by strong procedures at various stages from procurement to distribution of our products. We have well defined documented quality system which is monitored at various stages of procurement and processing. During procurement, the milk first goes through stringent organoleptic, Fat/SNF, acidity, MBRT and many more testing parameters. Only the milk which qualifies through these parameters is sent for further processing. Our VLCCs are equipped with GPRS enabled electronic milk analysers which test for the fat and Solid Not Fat (SNF) content of the raw milk. We also conduct tests for colour and smell which enables us to segregate poor quality of raw milk at our VLCCs. At our chilling centres we conduct adulteration tests and neutralizer tests. The milk is sent through chilled tankers to our processing plants wherein it again mandatorily goes through 32 quality tests including tests for adulteration, antibiotic and neutralizer tests (to detect contaminants) before processing it. All these tests are automated which ensures that the milk is also not exposed to any physical contamination during the entire process. We maintain a strong cold storage chain from the procurement stage to the end consumer. All quality checks are documented in a quality manual.

Our processing plants at Nellore, Gundrampally, Kurnool and Chendurthi, are certified with FSSC 22000 v5.1. Palamaner, Penumur, Badvel, Sattenapalle, Indragi, Kirwatti, Palcode, Batlagundu and Vedasandur are ISO 22000:2018 certified for Food Management System. Our Nellore and Palamaner processing plants are ISO 50001:2011 certified for Energy Management System. Our Nellore processing plant is export inspection certified and BIS certified for SMP. Our Vedasandur plant have certified with BIS for SMP. Our processing plant situated at Gundrampally, Nellore, Batlagundu, Palamaner and Indragi is equipped with FT-1 Milko-scanner which allows us to conduct 32 adulterant related tests in milk automatically.

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