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Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is manufactured in Australia.
The product is licensed under the Australian Made Campaign to bear the ‘Made in Australia’ Logo on pack.
The whole milk and skim milk powders used for the base of the formulation are made by heat treating, concentrating and spray drying fresh Australian cow’s milk.
Additional nutrients including prebiotics and probiotics are added and blended into the base powder before being packed into 800g cans.
There are systems in place throughout the supply chain to ensure that each can meets high standards of safety and quality.
Select into any part of the supply chain to view the verified activities and assurances at each step.
All animals are clearly identified through the National Livestock Identification System (NLIS) - Australia's system for identifying and tracking dairy cattle.
To ensure that all aspects of animal health and welfare are managed, farms must meet their obligations under Australian legislation including the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines for Cattle (2014)
The milk is collected in accordance with the (FSANZ) Food Standards Australia and New Zealand which includes requirements for the efficient cooling of milk to maintain freshness and quality.
The fresh milk is transported to the drying facility in tankers which maintain the temperature of the chilled milk.
Records are kept to ensure traceability. This includes the tanker details, date and time of milk collection, temperature of milk, description and quantity of milk collected and delivery destination.
The fresh milk is heat treated (pasteurised) then concentrated to reduce the moisture content prior to spray drying into powder and packing into lined multiwalled bags.
The whole milk powder and skim milk powder are laboratory tested to ensure compliance to specification.
The milk powder is transported to the manufacturing facility where they are used as the base ingredients in the formulation.
The dairy manufacturer is registered with The Australian Government-Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment (DAWR) who are responsible for the export registration and ensuring ongoing compliance of dairy export establishments.
The factory must also comply with additional approvals and registrations required by the China Government.
This includes registration of the manufacturing facility as an approved exporter by The General Administration of Customs, People’s Republic of China (GACC).
The facility is registered and approved by Dairy Food Safety Victoria. (DFSV).
Regular audits are conducted which ensure ongoing compliance with legislation including:
Once the product is manufactured the manufacturer is responsible for making a declaration of compliance statement for each shipment attesting that the product is:
In accordance with The Export Control (Milk and Milk Products) Orders 2005 any water used within the factory must be potable.
Water potability standards are prepared by the National Health and Medical Research Council and activities must be undertaken to verify the quality of water against the Australia Drinking Water Guidelines.
The shipping company must ensure that the products are accompanied by all EAD (export accompanied documents) that are required by the importing country, including:• customs documents
All other documents that are required by the importing country must be completed and approved before the container is sealed and loaded on board the ship.
The product is shipped to China and is checked by China Customs on arrival.
China Customs check the import documentation to confirm all requirements have been met and may test the product again prior to releasing it into the country.
Once cleared by Customs the product is sent to the warehouse.
The product is distributed to customers from the warehouse.
The AQ Assured™ brand and QR code can be scanned to provide consumer confidence of the safety and quality measures undertaken throughout the supply chain.
Dairy farms across Australia have made a commitment to ensure the ongoing sustainability of the dairy industry.
To support continuous improvement and practice change where necessary, across the whole supply chain, the Australian Dairy Industry Sustainability Framework provides a set of principles which are measured and publicly reported against four commitments.
The farms supplying the milk which is spray dried and used as the base for Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ must comply with the requirements the Australian Animal Welfare Standards and Guidelines.
The standards and guidelines are regulated by the relevant sector, state and federal governments and the Royal Society for the Protection of Animals (RSPCA) of Australia.
The standards require the animals to be allowed the following five freedoms:
Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is laboratory tested to ensure compliance to specifications.
Australia and China have Acts and Regulations to ensure all dairy products are fit to export and meet the importing country requirements.
This includes compliance to:
The manufacturing facilities, processes and records are routinely audited to demonstrate compliance the requirements of the regulations.
The fresh cow’s milk used in the production of Theland Farm Formulated Milk Powder for ages 50+ is sourced from farms located in Australia.
The fresh milk is heat treated, concentrated, and sprayed dried into base powders-skim milk powder and whole milk powder.
Additional nutrients are blended into the base powders, including selected vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, and probiotics.
Inulin- a prebiotic belonging to a class of dietary fibres known as fructans. Prebiotics provide food for bacteria in the gut and assist in maintaining normal digestive function.
Bifidobacterium animalis (Bb12)- a probiotic. Probiotics are defined by The World Health Organisation as “Live microorganisms which when administered in adequate amounts confer a health benefit on the host” (FAO/WHO 2001).
Calcium- a main component of bones and teeth and supports bone density. (GB28050-2011, Standard for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food)
Vitamin D - which facilitates the absorption of calcium. (GB28050-2011, Standard for Nutrition Labelling of Pre-Packaged Food)
No colouring, preservatives or flavouring has been added.