The car gate opened, and as the milk truck slowly entered, sprays sprayed disinfectant liquid on the body of the truck from both sides of the gate.
I entered through Adam’s door, first I passed the room that disinfected all around me, then I passed through the shallow pool of disinfected shoes, then someone got my forehead warm, and when I left the guard room, I disinfected my hands with liquid! The corona is roaring!
The factory grounds have changed, the number of huge milk tanks has increased, and new constructions are visible.
Mr. Rashid – our neighbor – shakes my hand.
Years ago, our school students came to visit this factory.
This was not the mechanism used to prevent corona infestation these days; But at the beginning of the work, the factory health official said about observing the hygienic points for us students: the health of food depends primarily on maintaining the health of employees and the work environment; Therefore, every week the factory doctor takes care of the health problems and illness of the employees. To the staff of various departments, the necessary safety and health equipment such as hats, caps, protective earphones, towels, boots and. . . It will be given .
The ponds are regularly cleaned and disinfected, the employees take a shower when they enter some production halls, they can also use the bath when they leave the factory.
All employees are covered by compulsory health insurance and have the support and assistance of “Gla” for supplementary insurance!
Mr. Rashid used to say that he even pays half of their dental expenses “gla”! While insurances do not offer such a possibility.
As the health officer spoke, some of the children took notes.
After these words, each of us was given a special robe, hat and shoes to wear and to enter the production hall, to pass through the shoe disinfection pool. We entered the hall.
One of the engineers said about the history of the factory and the process of equipping and completing it:
Gla Amol Dairy is located on a land with an area of about 11,000 square meters in the industrial town of Amol.
2002: Launching of UF cheese production line with Danish technology
2002: Establishment of an industrial wastewater treatment plant from the beginning of production
2004: Establishment of management system ISO: 9001-2000 and HACCP
– 2006: Launching a cream cheese production line with Danish technology, launching a spray holder unit to produce permite powder and milk powder
– 2007: Launch of Doogh production line
– 2007: Sample unit selected by the standard institute of Mazandaran province
2009: Upgrading the wastewater treatment plant and optimizing its efficiency with new technology in order to collect gas in the anaerobic part
– Equipping the UF cheese packing machine and the possibility of using roll membranes instead of “paper sheet” in order to produce optimally and increase the shelf life of the product
– 2009: Establishment of management system 18001 and ISO: 14001
– 2009 Launching of 100 g UF cheese packing machine and 200 g cream cheese made by Primuden Company (Denmark)
A few days ago – years later – when I visited the factory, I saw the continuation of this list in a booklet:
– 2014 Development of spray dryer unit from the capacity of importing materials from 5 tons per hour to 10 tons per hour
– Year 1394: Receiving HALAL certificate
– 2016 Launching our production hall
1398 Introduction of Gla to the Eurasian Union for export
1399: Receiving health certificates for exporting products to Japan and Kazakhstan
After telling this history, the supervisor patiently told us about the process of receiving milk, sampling and testing milk, and determining the amount of antibiotics and microbial load. . . He clarified that if the quality of milk is not based on standards and appropriate, it will be refused. . .
Little by little the children were taking notes, some of the bored children were mischievous. Mr. Mohandes, while explaining about receiving raw milk, after confirming its quality, and the process of pasteurizing and converting it into UF cheese and. . . He led us to the cream cheese factory and then the doogh.
Making doogh bottles was also fun for us,
The engineer warned of the disadvantages of consuming too much salt and announced Gla’s decision to produce low-salt dough in the future. (It has been one or two years now that low-salt glaze “Noshika” has been produced, we just have to change our harmful habits to feel the deliciousness of “Noshika”!)
The other children were overwhelmed by the heat and steam of the water in the space, with that hat and cape, and when we left the production halls, we breathed a sigh of relief.
What patience did this skinny engineer have ?!
Mr. Rashid said that many of these engineers were workers and employees who continued their education with the support, help and encouragement of “Gla”!
After patrolling the area and entertaining us with buttermilk and some gla products, one of the children asked, “Sir, is gla not allowed to make ice cream?” I swallowed.
Then we were taken to the spray department; The horrible sound and the scratching of the blows that hit the body of the giant steel funnel above our heads emptied the bottom of our hearts!
Because there was no sound, some of the children started shouting and making faces, others laughed.
To see the function of this huge funnel, we had to climb a long metal staircase to near the high ceiling there.
In this part, the cheese and cheese were turned into powder. This powder for the production of biscuits and puffs and. . . Also used.
The staff of this department uses protective earphones to avoid the damage of loud noises in the workplace
We came out of the spray area, our ears were ringing and whistling!
Our guide said that most of the products in this sector are exported.
I recently heard that:
UF Cheese, Cream Cheese, Lactic Cheese and Permit Powder are exported to Japan, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan and exported to Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan.
At the far end of the factory grounds was a sewage treatment plant in remote corners, and ponds treated the factory wastewater according to environmental standards. It smelled bad when you approached it!
We dragged a few people from the technical workshop into the street. Undisputed technologists were working to make or repair the necessary parts for the machines.
We also visited the “Gla” laboratory behind glass. Several women working with test tubes and microscopes. . . They were . Nader (one of my classmates) proudly waved to his mother, who worked in the lab. Nader said: “Gla” sends gifts to the children and children of its employees on occasions such as International Children’s Day (October 7).
Another friend of mine – Ramin – also quoted his sister (who works in the administrative department of “Gla”) as saying:
To improve the quality of food and dairy products and to promote public health and well-being, Gla provides materials, articles, research and translations in the form of booklets and makes them available to others.
In the factory yard, children were walking on both sides. Suddenly I saw one of our city’s favorite athletes talking to someone; I threw myself into the sea and ran to him to get a signature; I asked embarrassedly, does he work in “Gla”? He said no, but we are getting help from “Gla” for the development of sports in our city!
The closer we got to the end of visiting “Gla”, the more the seal of “Gla” settled in my heart!
When we got on the bus and returned to school, they gave each of us gifts of “Gla” dairy products and drove us away!
Today, when I come to the Gla factory, I take this opportunity to look at the lists, materials and diagrams that have been painted on the walls and paintings:
-ISO 9001: 2015
-OHSAS 18001: 2007
-ISO 14001: 2004
– Certificate of export to Japan for UF cheese and cream cheese
-Eurasian Union Export Certificate for UF Cheese, Cream Cheese, Yogurt, Dough, Dry Milk and Permit Powder
– Export certificate to Kazakhstan for UF cheese, cream cheese, powdered milk, whey powder and permit powder
“Gla”, production for reputable brands such as: Livar, Kaleh, Damdaran, Domino, Ramek, Daiti, Apada, Biston, Pars Krone and. . . Has in his resume.
– Active member of Iranian Dairy Industry Association
Active member of the House of Industry and Mining
Active member of Mazandaran Food and Pharmaceutical Industries Association
Active member of Mazandaran Province Food Industry Quality Engineering Association
Gla, Traditional Gla, Gallash, Arsenal, Noshika and Pazvar
– A standard sample unit of Mazandaran province in the years 85, 86, 89, 90, 92, 93, 96 and 97
– Sample manager of quality control of Mazandaran standard in 1986
– The top quality company of Mazandaran province in the second, third, fourth, fifth and sixth conference of the World Food Day in the years 93, 94, 95, 96 and 97
– Top quality expert in 1997 by Mazandaran Food and Drug Industries Association
– The top company of the National Meeting of Experts and Representatives of General Standards Offices in the field of food industry in 1997
– Acquiring the title of the best and exemplary exporter of Mazandaran province in 1996 and 1997
– The best food industry company in the 11th Food Science and Industry Festival (Dr. Habibollah Hedayat Award) in 1997
– Safety and health sign from the Food and Drug Administration, to probiotic buttermilk, semi-fat milk fortified with vitamin D3, low-salt buttermilk with vitamin D3 and low-fat probiotic yogurt, year 97
A few days ago, I filled out a job application form at Gla. I came for an interview today.
The number of Gla employees has risen from 4 at the beginning to 248.
It is interesting to me that in such a difficult situation where the employees of many production units become unemployed, “Gla” opens!
The interview was over, I was walking, on the wall to the right of the gate, another curtain of other honors was displayed.
Will I be one of the “go children”?