REPORT INDUSTRY VISIT AT “ YAKULT” Management students of the Delhi School of Professional Studies And Research, New Delhi visited On the 19 August’2010, we went for an Industrial Visit to “yakult” production plant at SONEPAT.. We was greeted by Ms. Charu mam, the Public Relations Officer of Yakult. WHO aware us about the yakult and showed us their production plant how the yakult drink is prepared. WHAT IS YAKULT? In 1930 a Japanese scientist, Dr. minoru Shirota discovered the strain of bacteria – Lactobacillus casei and is named strain shirota.
It is a pro-biotic drink that could reach the intestines alive to impart health benefits. Yakult drink improves Digestion, builds Immunity & prevents infection. He succeeded in culturing lactic acid bacteria, which is beneficial to human beings. Yakult contains no preservatives. Yakult has a shelf life of 40 days when stored under proper refrigerated conditions(below 10degree). The drink was first introduced in Japan in 1935, and later launched in the overseas markets. Today over 28 million people in more than 32 countries and regions drink Yakult every day, making it the world’s favourite probiotics drink.
Yakult has also introduced its globally successful home delivery system, through the yakult ladies, who deliver this delicious probiotics, drink right to the consumers’ doorsteps. Yakult ladies are young, dynamic women, propagating good health and spreading cheer whenever they go. Presently there are 80000 yakult ladies across the globe. This system is not just about the selling our product but a reflection of the company’s objective of promoting good health to one and all. What are probiotics? According to WHO/FAO, “Probiotics are live microorganism which when administrated in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host”.
Each bottle of yakult contains more than 6. 5 billion beneficial bacteria. Daily consumption of yakult builds immunity and aids digestion. PRODUCTION OF YAKULTThere are various stages to produce a probiotics drink YAKULT(1) Mixing of Raw Materials (2) Storage Tank/Dissolving Tank (3) Homogenization machine/Blending Tank (4) Injection Moulding Room (5) Printing Machine (6) Filling Machine/Sealing machine (7) Packaging Machine (8) Refrigeration Room HOW THERE CONTROL QULITY during production process is of very high standard wherein :. more than 100 tests/checks are carried out to ensure that the final product tastes right • special care is taken to safeguard the viability of live YAKULT bacteria. • workers have to wear special protective clothes. • workers sanitise their hands and pass through the air shower entering the production area. • bottling and filling area is controlled with germ-free air. • every batch of YAKULT produced is monitored 24 hours before it is dispatched for sale. • Frequent testing at our on-site quality control division makes sure that each bottle of YAKULT has 6. billion beneficial bacteria i. e. Lactobacillus casei strain shirota and the product is of the highest standard, right up till the date of expiry. AIM OF YAKULT“To contribute to the health and happiness of people around the world through research of pursuit of excellence in Probiotics and life sciences”. Facility that provided by yakultThey conduct free factory tours for groups and individual from delhi & NCR. In this tours the visitors can view the production,quality control,bottling and packaging process of yakult and learn more adout the scince of probiotics. | |