The Dairy Farming Promotion Organization of Thailand has cut the quota of milk to be supplied to schools by Thai Milk dairy cooperative by 25 percent after it was discovered that about 20 of over 100,000 packs of milk supplied to 12 schools in Bangkok and peripherals were rotten.
However, all the 100,000 packs of milk were recalled and destroyed for safety sake.
DFPOT director Narongrith Wongsuwan, a member of the milk board, said Monday that the organization had contacted Nong Po cooperative in Ratchaburi to supply the 25 percent quota of milk taken away from Thai Milk dairy cooperative because of the rotten milk incident.
He, however, warned that all the quota of milk supplied to schools by Thai Milk would be revoked if lab tests confirmed that the rotten milk was tainted with Ecoli bacteria. He expected the test result within three weeks from now.
Meanwhile, Mr Chawengsak Sa-nguanwongvichit , president of Thai Milk dairy cooperative, offered an apology for the rotten milk incident.
He disclosed that the cause of the rotten milk stemmed from one of the four packaging machines was faulty as the sealing part did not work properly which might lead to leaks.
However, he assured that the technical problem had already been fixed.
Source: Thai Public Broadcasting Service (ThaiPBS)