TH Group has won the prestigious ASEAN Best Food Award for its line of micronutrient fortified milk products.
Khoo Boo Guan (left), representative of TH Group receives the ASEAN Best Food Award
The award was given to the group at an award ceremony at the evening of June 25, 2015 within the ASEAN Food Conference organised in the Philippines’s Manila city during June 24-26, 2015.
The award is the conference’s platform for each of the participating countries to showcase native product innovation. Established in 2000, the conference convenes annually and unites the ASEAN countries with the same purpose: guide consumers to the best food and beverage products in their market and reward manufacturers for quality and innovation. It also aims to increase product trial, awareness, distribution and sales.
The group “line of micronutrient fortified milk products” includes three sterilised milk products including TH true MILK-branded School Milk, TH true MILK-branded Top Kid and TH true MILK-branded Calcium Supplement.
School Milk is supplemented with micronutrients including calcium, iron, zinc, iodine, folic acid and mixture of vitamin A, C and D. This product receives advice from Swiss-backed globally-recognised DSM and Vietnam Nutrition Institute.
Top Kid is also supplemented with various micronutrients such as DHA (helping improve brainpower, eyesight and health conditions for kids), calcium, and vitamin D and C which help improve immunity and prevent aging.
Meanwhile, Calcium Supplement milk is extractd from Chicory bulb originating from Belgium. Chibory is proved by scientists to be able to help human body increase the absorption of calcium by 20 per cent.
These products have excellently met all strict requirements from the award’s organisers, including 1) manufactured in the member country and of export quality, 2) contain 50 per cent of any raw material indigenous to the member country, and 3) have not been featured previously in the conference.
The line of micronutrient fortified milk products is directly produced at TH Group’s milk processing plant in the central province of Nghe An’s Nghia Dan district. All materials are also produced by the group in the district.
This plant’s first phase came into operation in 2013, with annual capacity of 200,000 tonnes of fresh milk, which will be raised to 500,000 tonnes in 2017.
The milk is made via the production chains produced by Sweden’s Tetrapak, Germany’s GEA and Italia’s SACMI (Italia), without using preservatives and genetically modified materials.
At the group’s dairy cow farm, biological technologies are used, with cows raised with high-quality feeds mixed by automatic chains.