Al Ain to become the first UAE dairy to earn the prestigious award
Al Ain, June 08, 2009
Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, the first established dairy in UAE and a leading producer of dairy products, received today the prestigious Emirates Quality Mark Award by the Emirates Authority for Standardization & Metrology (ESMA).The award was handed to Al Ain Diary in a ceremony held at the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development in the presence of Mr. Waleed Bin Falah Al Mansouri, Director General of ESMA, and Mr. Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Chairman of Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production, Acting directore Gneral of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development, along with other representatives from both sides.
During the ceremony Al Suwaidi praised the Al Ain Farms’ team for their continuous strive to meet worldwide standards and stressed the importance of the award in strengthening the position of Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production in UAE and the region, saying:
"Receiving the Emirates Quality Award is a true testament to the company’s continuous efforts to provide its customers with the best quality products which meet the highest national and international standards. We are confident that with the improvement of our product lines and introducing new technologies, we will be able to set the standards for the industry in UAE and the region and best serve our customers.”
Mr. Al Mansouri congratulated Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production for the award and praised the Authority’s endless efforts to support local companies in elevating their standards to worldwide calibers. The ceremony was later concluded by the award signing and trophy handing and a final thank you note by Mr. Abdullah Khamis, Board member and Acting CEO, Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production’s.
ESMA approved on granting the award to Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production after all the requested processes were finalized including checking the conformity of the milk and juices products with the approved standards, availability of an efficient system for quality assurance and quality control, technical discussion by experts, gap analysis, conformity evaluation inspection, testing & Calibration and submitting corrective actions.
Consequent to the Federal Law number (28) to the year 2001 to establish Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology, ESMA is considered as the authorized body in the United Arab Emirates to grant Emirates Quality Mark. The Quality Mark was issued to ensure the products comply with the approved standards and to give consumers confidence in the products that carry this mark and are circulated both locally and in external exports markets. The goal is to secure that those products are approved by an impartial body according to the producers issued in this system and approved by ESMA board, which makes them 100% healthy for consumption.
Most recently, Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production announced an 18 per cent growth in sales for the first quarter of this year and gross profits of 23 per cent in the same period compared to that of the previous year. Today, the farm owns three cow farms and one camel farm, in which the animals are raised, treated and milked using the highest techniques and through well trained, highly experienced professionals. The farm is constantly supplying raw milk products to provide the nation with a wide range of locally produced safe, hygienic and high quality dairy products. Furthermore, continual investment in technology and machinery are considered a key factor in ensuring that Al Ain Farms for Livestock Production has the most modern and efficient processing plant with a high volume capacity for production