Reliance Retail sets up process centre for staples
Reliance Retail, a part of Mukesh Ambani-owned RIL, which is known for quality products, has established a...
Reliance Retail, a part of Mukesh Ambani-owned RIL, which is known for quality products, has established a state-of-the art Process Centre for Stables (PCS) on the city outskirts, which enables the retail giant to offer high quality stables including pulses and food grains across its Reliance Fresh outlets in south India and parts of Maharashtra.
Equipped with advanced machinery imported from Germany and other countries, the centre is capable of processing 750 to 900 tonnes of material every month. The products processed at the centre include pulses, several varieties of rice, dry fruits, spices and other related products.
"The processing is done in five stages so as to maintain highest quality. Stringent measures are applied at the PCS, starting from receiving bulk materials till processing them into finished products. Our laboratories are equipped with the latest equipment for testing the stables for physical, chemical and even microbiological quality," a senior official of the company said.
The centre has full-fledged quality assurance team which carries out stringent checks even before material is unload from vehicles. The bulk materials are checked for moisture, infestation, quality and other parameters. The checks are so stringent that one or two loaded vehicles are rejected on low quality grounds for every 10 vehicles the centre receives every day.
Thereafter, the materials are fumigated, cleaned, sorted, de-stoned, graded and polished before feeding them into form fill seal machines which are capable of packing the pulses and grains in different sizes. Incidentally, the packing is entirely automated with least human contact thus maintaining highest standards of food quality, safety and hygiene.
Besides Hyderabad, Reliance Retail has two more such processing centres � one each at Ahmedabad and Pataudi (Gurgaon) which serve western and northern India respectively. "All the three centres put together process 4000 tonnes of pulses and food grains every month," the official said.