Powdered milk supplies national consumption

Trans. by D.SERGELEN

The journalists of Unuudur visited a subsidiary company of the TESO Corporation, Milko, which has topped domestic powdered milk production since last September.
The factory’s specialists stress that it is important to examine samples of milk, because powdered milk technology calls for very high quality standards. It was interesting to see the entire production process.
“There are many small, invisible particles of dirt in cow’s milk,” explained the chief of the factory, M.Erdenesukh. UHT technology, which purifies milk at 90 degrees Celsius, is used in the factory, ensuring that the purified milk does not go bad after 48 or 72 hours.
The first step in preparing dried milk is to regulate the level of oil in milk by applying 20 MPa of pressure. Afterwards, the milk is poured into a cooling tank and condensed. The drying processes are executed in the tank.
Experts say that fresh milk has 11 to 12 percent solids and the condensing equipment is used to evaporate the liquids. When this procedure is repeated three times, the milk is condensed to 48 percent solids.
One factory worker joked, “This condensed milk will be like Russian moloko.”
The density of normal milk is typically 1.030 kg per cubic meter and condensed milk has a density of 1.100 kg per cubic meter.
According to the manufacturing process, the condensed milk has to be purified again, a total of three times during dried milk production. Compared to other milks, condensed milk seems very healthy and safe. One of the advantages of the dried milk is that it can be kept for up to two years.
M.Erdenesukh also noted that Milko purifies milk by adding vapor to the milk at the atomic and molecular level, while other milk spray drying factories purify milk in an external process using tubes.
The Milko factory uses spray drying technology to produce powdered milk from liquids popular in Australia, New Zealand and other leading countries in this sector. The chief of the factory said that the quality of their milk is the same as Fonterra milk from New Zealand.
Only 15 people work in the factory and the factory has the capacity to meet the needs of the nation’s milk consumption. From start to finish, the production process takes 30 to 40 minutes and over 500 kg of powdered milk is manufactured every hour. Consequently, they have the potential to produce 100 tons of milk and 10 to 11 tons of powdered milk per day.
Erdensukh showed Unuudur journalists that the factory uses pure cow’s milk instead of using chemical substances and any mixtures.
Unfortunately, the factory cannot operate year-round because they do not have raw materials in winter, since the supply of cow’s milk dries up when cold weather comes.
To increase raw materials, Milko built six cooling tanks in rural areas last year. But the factory has planned and prepared for producing coffee creamer in order to run operations in winter.

Source: Unuudur, mongolnews.mn/1du8

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