Eastern Condiments Kothamangalam plant wins CII National award for Food Safety – 2015

Eastern Condiments Kothamangalam plant has won prestigious CII National award for Food Safety – 2015. Kothamnagalam plant has won “Commendation Certificate for Strong Commitment to Excel in Food Safety in the Category of ‘Large Manufacturing Food Businesses’ for the year 2015”.

 

The award ceremony took place in New Delhi on 1st December and the award was received by Kothamnagalam Plant manager Mr. Abdhulsalam and Quality Manager for Adimali Plant Mr. Parasuraman from Ms. Anuradha Prasad, Jt. Secretary, Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Govt of India.

 

Kothamangalam team has shown great team spirit under the leadership of Abdhulsalam to achieve this award. Abdhulsalam has implemented world class systems in Kothamangalam plant since its inception and has been awarded various certification in the past including ISO22000, HACCP, BRC, Kosher and Halaal.

 

The CII National Award for Food Safety was launched in 2010, to promote internationally benchmarked best practices on Food Safety. Besides Global standards & Indian Regulations on Food Safety Systems, the model includes assessment of Social compliance & Change Management Initiatives to provide opportunities for national recognition among micro, small, medium and large organizations in the Food Manufacturing.

 

The Award process involves a rigorous assessment of systems and practices by experts and professionals. The assessment process comprises more than 100 man-hours per unit, a feedback to the organization and recognition for achievements in systems, approaches and implementation effectiveness.

 

Eastern was competing with the top companies in the large category including Coca Cola, Mondelez, Pepsico, ITC, Britannia etc and emerged as a clear leader.

 

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Integrated Pest Management – Our Sustainable Practice

We work closely with our farmers to ensure we provide our customers the best quality products. Eastern condiments Pvt. Ltd has ventured into contract farming with various farmers throughout Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states for cultivation of IPM ( Integrated Pest Management) Chilli. The sustainable IPM chilli programme covers around 1500 farmers cultivating nearly in 4100 acres spread in the 3 states.

We regularly educate and train our farmers in organic farming practices and nature preservation for not only their own good but  to provide the high quality products to our customers . Our team of dedicated expert agronomists proactively support and advice these farmers in solving production problems and techniques to increase production yield. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) is one the  environmentally sensitive and effective approach to pest management that relies on a combination of common-sense practices.The IPM programs use comprehensive information on the life cycles of pests and their interaction with the environment in combination with available pest control methods to control pest infestation on the farms. This method ensures the least possible hazard to people, property and the environment by the most economical means.

Core focus of the project is to follow the best farming practices, use approved plant protection means at reduced cost, meeting international norms, guaranteed buy back, field level support, technical support by use of the modern technology, mobile based information services, assuring a better market price and ensuring a better return to the farmer – we aim to strengthen the agrarian economy.Venturing into the grass root level to reduce the ill effects of the middleman, we aim to create a win – win situation for both the farmer and the company.

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