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Pearl Dairy unveils Shs9.25b packaging line

A Pearl Dairy official showcasing the new packaging line.

Kampala, Uganda | Julius Businge | Pearl Dairy Farms Limited, the processor and manufacturer of Lato Milk branded products has unveiled the addition of a new Shs9.25billion Tetrapak Edge production line to its Mbarara based facility, it said on June 29 in a media release.

Executives said, the new line will boost Uganda’s dairy sector and support the company’s move to markets outside of the EAC jurisdiction.

Bijoy Varghese, the company’s general manager said, the new line from Tetrapak ensures that milk is packed in a sterile environment which maintains the freshness of the product while ensuring no bacteria or other micro-organisms contaminate it during its self-life of 12 months.

“The new Tetrapak packaging delivers the best in-class resealable closure technology in the industry currently which will allow consumers to safely store the pack at home without the worry of spoilage with maximum convenience of use,” Varghese said.

He said, the new line will also allow them to buy more milk from farmers as it has capacity to produce over 130,000 litres per day.

With a capacity of over 800,000 litres of milk a day, Pearl Dairy produces a wide basket of dairy products including Yogurt, Instant full cream powder milk, Whole milk powder, Skimmed milk powder, UHT milk, Butter, Ghee and Butter Oil under the familiar name of Lato Milk.

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