Nairobi now represents two-fifths of milk vending machines, prevalently known as ATMs, exhibiting significant rivalry to the expansive processors.
Information from the Kenya Dairy Board (KDB) shows the quantity of the machines have now hit 275 from for all intents and purposes none a couple of years back, with the capital city representing 62 for every penny of the aggregate units.
Milk from a vending machine is less expensive than the one from the processors, making it famous with purchasers. A liter is right now retailing at Sh65 while a large portion of a liter from the processors goes for Sh50.
KDB overseeing executive Margret Kibogy says the developing number of ATMs is great as it gives customers access to quality milk.
“The quantity of milk vending machines that we have authorized has been becoming throughout the years and this is a decent move as it gives buyers a chance to expend safe milk,” she said. Milk processors have already raised worry over the developing quantities of ATMs as it eats into their piece of the overall industry.
Merchants who need to work the containers pay Sh600 as permit expense to KDB to be permitted to pitch milk to people in general.
Kenya has 25 enrolled drain processors with the principle ones being Brookside, New KCC and Githunguri Dairies.
The developing number of ATMs comes at once the controller says it has set up directions to guarantee the wellbeing of milk sold through the candy machines.
The principles require all milk to be purified (warmed) while all administrators need to experience restorative examination to guarantee that they are fit to deal with sustenance items.
“All milk that is sold through milk machines must be sanitized.
“At present, merchants are not doing this and many now and again offer crude item; these directions will guarantee consistence with the set norms,” said the controller in June.
The controls likewise restrain the quantity of days the milk can remain in the allocator to under 24 hours from the date of conveyance.
Introduced preparing limit in the nation has expanded from 2.9 million liters a day to 3.5 million liters in the previous five years, as indicated by the KDB. However, crude milk deals rule.
The dairy part contributes more than 14 for each penny of total national output (GDP) in the horticultural segment and infuses four for every penny into the nation’s GDP.