A Arunachalam & Co was incorporated in the year 1997. It is a family run organisation managed by Mr. A. Arunachalam Chettiar. The company is headquartered in Kangeyam near Dindu
FSSAI has notified the sodium content in milk through its latest order. It has fixed the total sodium content at 55mg per 100g for milk and 650mg per 100g for milk powder. The revised standards include those for goat and sheep milk, and the sodium content in milk and milk powder, besides standards for new milk products like medium-fat channa or paneer, whey cheese and cheese in brine. The fat content and solids non-fat (SNF) content at for goat and sheep milk are fixed at three and nine m/m by percentile. Apart from sodium, the notification also prescribes the moisture content for channa and paneer at 65 per cent and 60 per cent, respectively, while for fat, the value by percentile is fixed at 50 for channa or paneer, between 15 and 50 for medium-fat channa or paneer and 15 for low-fat cha
Central government has levied a import duty rate of 40% on whey powder. It has been increased from earlier 30% to 40% now. Currently, dairy product imports are restricted in India. However, since pharma grade imports is not restricted, some players resort to import whey powder under the pharma grade. Around 1500 tonnes of whey powder is imported every month. The demand for whey powder is growing due to increasing health consciousness and general awareness about fitness. The overall market size of the milk-based protein is estimated at around ?10,000 crore.