Our compounded cattle feed has been tested by certain government agencies, government-approved laboratories and international certifying agencies and has been found to adhere to the quality control parameters set by such agencies and laboratories. We believe that by exercising greater control over the production process, from procurement of raw materials until distribution of the finished product, we have been able to achieve our goal of maintaining and enhancing the quality of our products.
The Punjab Facility I and Punjab Refinery I has been granted ISO 9001:2000 certification and the Punjab Refinery I has been certified to meet the requirement of the Codex based HACCP by DAS. Our Uttarakhand Facility has been granted the ISO 9001:2000 certification for the quality management systems of our Company in relation to the manufacture of blended edible oil and cattle feed by the Corporate Office, International Certifications Limited, Auckland, New Zealand, which is valid until August 3, 2013. The Registration Authority cum Director, Dairy Development Department, Punjab has certified that a sample of compounded cattle feed collected by it from the open market, on a random basis, is in accordance with BIS standards and our Company has filed an application dated September 2, 2010 before the BIS, Chandigarh for grant of license in accordance with IS 2052:1979.
Furthermore, we induct suppliers of raw materials, packaging, machinery spares and consumables for our compounded cattle feed business and edible oil business as regular sources only after the completion of an assessment process for ensuring quality control of the material being sourced from such suppliers. Our quality assurance programs include regular testing of raw material and crude oil samples, analysis of post-production quality of products and ongoing dialogue with workers, dealers and distributors to reduce errors and drawbacks in our products. We plan to continue to focus on maintaining and upgrading the quality standards relating to our production processes for compounded cattle feed and edible oil.
Our senior management has also been involved in setting-up a quality testing laboratory at our manufacturing facility at Sitarganj in the state of Uttarakhand and intends to establish such quality testing laboratories at the compounded cattle feed manufacturing facilities that are either proposed or under various stages of implementation. These quality testing laboratories are intended to perform functions similar to the R&D center, except for undertaking research.