Paddy is procured from the farms and stored in large warehouses at the factory units.
The paddy stocks are fumigated every 30 days to avoid development of any weevils. The fumigant residue level is kept in checked as per food quality standards
The paddy is boiled for over 8 hours at a temperature of 80 degrees celsius with the help of a parboiling unit. It is then dried thoroughly for another 8 hours in the dryer unit.
The end product is checked with advanced tools and lab tests to ensure the product is as per the required specifications and standards.
Every batch of milled rice goes through a thorough moisture analysis lab test as it is one of the most important criteria. It has to be within a 14% limit to be able to sustain longer transits and storages.
Rice is packed in bags of required sizes. An automated stitching machine is used for fast packing. Threads of suitable colours and material are used as per requirement or in accordance with the bag material and colour palette.
Packed bags are dropped from 12 feet height to ensure its strength as it has to go through multiple handlings during the transit.
Gross weight check is done for each and every bag on an electronic scale to ensure the right quantity is packed in every single bag. The weighing machine is checked regularly for calibration certificates as per the weights and measures quality standards of India.
After each bag of rice passes through such rigorous quality standards container stuffing is commenced. Each container is first checked for the smallest of the holes or damage. Containers which are heavily repaired with patches are rejected.
Stuffed and sealed containers are offered to customs for clearance purposes. The customs department seals the containers and issues a let export order (LEO) as a final confirmation for export of containerized cargo.
The customs cleared containers are then handed over to the shipping line with all clearance documents and export declaration within the cutoff dates as laid out in the liner booking confirmation order.
Once the containers are loaded on the vessel, a shipped on board bill of lading is issued to the exporter which serves as the final step in the export cycle.