The Tea Board’s Zonal Workplace in Coonoor has cancelled the licences of eighteen biofertiliser and instantaneous tea factories for different deviations.
Tea Board’s Executive Director M Balaji mentioned that this followed the perusal of replies and depositions gained from them on the showcause notices issued to them arising from the inspections carried out by the Board’s officials to ascertain the veracity of the usage of tea waste.
Tea Board has licensed different factories for producing instantaneous tea, and biofertilisers utilizing the tea waste as raw materials. These types of tea waste is a residue created in the course of tea manufacture and does not conform to the technical specs of tea below FSSAI and so has to be disposed off as specified below Tea Waste (Management) Get 1959.
However, it experienced observed that some instantaneous tea factories and biofertiliser models have been not adhering to the phrases and disorders of the licence concerning the suitable use of the tea waste, Balaji mentioned.
Some offered tea wastes which have been documented to be misused in recycling introducing colour and offered in rural shops ensuing in drop of quality and selling price in the South Indian current market, he observed.
Though the inspection was performed in 22 models, licence has been cancelled for eighteen models which experienced not taken care of suitable accounts of the raw materials and the stop create.
Balaji mentioned that the Board has issued advisory notices to 3 instantaneous tea factories to comply with the stipulations laid down below the The Promoting Management Orders.
Aside from, all registered orthodox or dual tea manufacturers in South India have been advised to report to Tea Board the disposal of tea waste, he disclosed.
He mentioned that these kinds of action will aid the manufacture of better quality tea. It is expected that costs will go up at the time the quality benchmarks are followed which will also benefit the consumers in the extended run, he added.