Frequently Asked Questions : Why choose dairy? Milk and dairy products were recognized as essential foods as early as 4000 BC, it is important in the diet of all age-groups. They provide a number of important nutrients that are essential for both the young and old. The substances in milk provide both energy and the building materials necessary for growth. Dairy is the term used to describe milk-based or milk-related products. The milk and dairy products, without doubt contribute a significant proportion of nutrients to the consumers. A study states that approximately 73% of the calcium, 33% of the phosphorus, 31% of the riboflavin, 21% of the vitamin B12, 19% of the protein, 16% of the magnesium, 17% of the vitamin A, 10% of the vitamin B6, and 6% of the thiamin in addition to appreciable amounts of vitamin D and niacin is contributed by dairy related food, though their share in the total calories is only 9%. Thus milk and dairy products act as nutrient dense foods providing abundant amounts of protein, vitamins and minerals necessary for growth and development What are the benefits of dairy product? Calcium from milk products can Keep You Trim Decreases the risk of kidney stones Lowers the risk of breast cancer Less risk of Colon Cancer Fights hypertension  Fights Insulin Resistance Syndrome (IRS) A natural treatment for the Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS) Lowers the chance of developing ovarian malignancy. Helps to keep teeth for a lifetime The prime way to stay out of a wheelchair What are the basic applications of dairy products? Milk and dairy products have a big role in cooking because milk products are added in various recipes and cooking preparations such as sauces, creams, ice cream, fruit creams, etc. Aside from food preparations, Dairy products like milk, yogurt, butter and ghee give strength and nourish our body. Not only they are helpful in maintaining our health, but there are other uses for dairy products. Milk: Removes Ink Stains As a Polish to Silverware Makes Frozen Fish Fresh and Soft Relieves From Sunburns Mends Cracked China Bleaching Agent Skin Toner Yogurt: As Nail Caring Agent Reduces Sunburn Keeps Your Pets From Flatulence Skin Softener Butter: Get Rid of Bad Odor From Hands Keeps Leftover Onion Fresh Consume Pills With Ease Removes Glue From Hands Ghee: Mild Burns How long does product last in terms of expiry? Expiry of each raw material we supply differs according to manufacturer’s declaration of the products. Some lasts for 1 year and some are up to 2 years. Manufacturing and expiry date are indicated on each bag of the materials and TMMC make sure that logistics department follows FIFO and FEFO policy. What are the dairy issues consumers should be aware of? Aside from nutritional effect of dairy products, it can also cause health issues for individuals who have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy. Some dairy products such asblue cheese may become contaminated with the fungus Aspergillus Fumigatus during ripening, which can trigger asthma and other respiratory problems in susceptible individuals. Dairy products if consumed after the expiry date can cause serious heart problems. Why choose TMMC? Trans-Millennium Mercantile Corporation is an active and integrated feed and food company for 26 solid years and has been increasing local and globally. The company is primarily engaged in indent and local distribution of raw materials and feed ingredients to top food manufacturers and traders in the Philippines. Years of excellence and competence has been achieved by the company throughout the years that is why it remains one of the trusted suppliers in the country. TMMC ensures that we provide a good and quality service and incorporates its mission and vision on responding to internal and external clients. What makes TMMC products special among others? All raw materials and feed ingredients vary according to suppliers and country of origin. Suppliers of the same product may supply to several importers here in the Philippines. The company’s commitment to clients is to provide good service and quality products and reciprocate their trust and loyalty to the company through excellent customer service and responsiveness to all their concerns about the products and services. What are the TMMC safety standards? Warehouse personnel and logistics department had various trainings and seminars on the proper practices and procedures of good warehousing. We also have contingency plan once unfortunate incidents happen and observes safety measures for warehouse and employee’s security. The company has a Quality Manual that consists of all the practices, guidelines and procedures regarding handling personnel, warehouse and products. Are TMMC dairy organic? TMMC imports and distributes conventionally produced milk which undergone to heating treatment method. Organic milk is those from cows that have been grazed on pasture that has no chemical fertilizers, pesticides or agrochemicals used on it. Once the cows have been milked, the milk is treated in exactly the same way as regular pasteurized milk. There is no evidence to suggest that organic milk is any more nutritious than conventionally produced milk. Although there have been studies to show that organically produced milk contains higher levels of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids, these are plant derived, short-chain fatty acids which appear to be of limited health benefit compared to the longer chain omega-3 fatty acids found in oily fish. Do you have information showing the nutritional value of raw milk vs. pasteurized? Untreated (raw) milk is milk that has not been pasteurized or homogenized. There are several countries banned selling raw milk and some medical community warns the danger of not pasteurizing milk though preference vary from region. Agencies such as the Center for Disease Control (CDC), and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the United States, and some regulatory agencies around the world say that pathogens from raw milk make it unsafe to consume, some organizations say that raw milk can be produced hygienically, and that it has health benefits that are destroyed in the pasteurization process. Additionally, the bacteria found in raw milk are essential to the flavours of many cheeses. Pasteurized milk is the milk that undergone to method of heat treatment.  It is a relatively mild form of treatment, which kills harmful bacteria without significantly affecting the nutritional value or taste of the milk. The basic process for whole milk involves heating the milk to a temperature of no less than 71.7ºC for a minimum of 15 seconds (max 25 seconds). This process is known as High Temperature Short Time (HTST). After this the cold milk that enters the heat exchanger is heated by the hot milk leaving it, which in turn is partly cooled. Following heating, the milk is cooled rapidly to below 6ºC using chilled water on the opposite side of the plate. This process also extends the keeping quality of the milk. We at TMMC welcomes any question and  answer it as accurate as possible. Everyone loves dairy...