With food safety regulator FSSAI setting new standards for camel milk, dairy major GCMMF, which sells products under the Amul brand, on Friday said it will launch camel milk in the next three months.
Amul will first start selling camel milk in Ahmedabad and will later launch in other cities.
“We operationalised standards for camel milk today. We took two years to come out with standards. The standards will help better marketing of camel milk in cities,” Food Safety and Standards Authority (FSSAI) Chairman Pawan Agarwalsaid at an exhibition organized by NGOs ‘Sahjeevan’ and ‘Foundation for Ecological Security’ here.
Speaking on the occasion, GujaratCooperative Milk Marketing Federation’s (GCMMF) Marketing Manager Hardeep Banga said that the cooperative will launch camel milk in 500 ml bottle in the next three months.
“Now, the plant is ready in Kutch. We are going to market camel milk in the next three months. Initially, it is will be sold in Ahmedabadthrough Amul booths in 500 ml bottle,” he said, adding that the camel milk would later be marketed in Delhi and Mumbai.
Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said, “After assessing scientifically, camel milk has been recognized with the line of food grade. This will not only benefits rearers of camels but also facilitate for value-addition productions.”
The 16-day multi-media exhibition will showcase the lifestyles of Indian pastoralists – their remarkable history of mobility, the fantastic eco-systems which nurture their life-world, their culture, science, art, spiritual moorings and the economics of herding.