Adulteration in Amul products?
Despite regular follow-up, my complaint was not attended by Amul. Then I looked at Amul's annual report for financial year 2015-16 and came across with some astonishing facts.
Amul is a ISO 22000-2006, 9001-2008, BIS, APEDA and USFDA requirements accredited company and their products are FSSAI approved.
In the financial year 2015-16 Amul paid Rs. 661 per Kg. of milk fat procured and the cost of Milk procurement was Rs. 32,263,481,000 and accordingly, total fat procured works out to 48,810,107 Kg.
If we refer to attached table indicating sales of various Amul products mentioned in their 2015-16 annual report and their fat contents, we observe that in 2015-16 they sold products containing more than 66,772,387 Kg. fat.
These figures do not include fat contents of 994 MT of Whole Milk Powder, 5,123 MT of Whey Powder and 146 MT of RUTF sold in FY 2015-16, as I could not get fat content data of these products.
Also, these figures do not include fat expectedly present in nearly 4,380,000,000 litres of milk sold by Amul in FY 2015-16. At an average of 3%, this volume of milk was expected to contain nearly 157,200,000 Kg. of fat.
Accordingly, their fat procurement in FY 2015-16 was 48,810,107 Kg. only, but they sold their products containing more than 66,772,387 Kg. fat, i.e. 17,962,280 Kg. more that that they procured?
If we include 157,000,000 Kg. of fat which was expected to be present in the milk sold, total excess of fat sold works out to 193,162,280 Kg.
The question arises, what was the source of this additional 193,162,280 Kg. of fat sold by Amul in FY 2015-16? Are they selling adulterated products? And if yes, what is the significance of all their accreditations and approvals? Are these for name sake only?
I am looking for a clarification and will be happy if I my perception that Amul's products are adulterated, could be proved wrong.
* = All figures taken from Amul's website. more