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Thanks to the wonderful invitation, I recently joined Fonterra Brands Malaysia to share the goodness of dairy with the fasting community at Masjid Al-Ikhlasiah, Kampung Kerinchi Kuala Lumpur in conjunction with the World Milk Day that falls during the holy month of Ramadan this year.
Mr Jose Miguel Porraz Lando, Managing Director of Fonterra Brands Malaysia and Singapore, together with the team from Fonterra Brands Malaysia handed out bubur lambuk, a traditional milky porridge enriched with Fernleaf milk and Iftar packs – which consist of a meal, Fernleaf CalciYum cultured milk drink, Fernleaf Family milk powder and Anlene Concentrate.
“We feel very privileged to be here today to have the opportunity to celebrate the blessed month of Ramadan and World Milk Day with the community at Kampung Kerinci. As one of the leading providers of dairy products in Malaysia, we’re big believers in the nutritional value of dairy and during the month of Ramadan it’s vital that people have the right nutritional in-take to support a healthy fast,” said Mr Porraz Lando.
Milk is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available and contains essential nutrients including protein, calcium, potassium, vitamins D and B, which can help support the nutrients lost during long hours of fasting.
Dairy contains natural sugars and its low glycemic index (GI) mean the slow and steady release of glucose into the bloodstream will provide long-lasting energy and help curb hunger pangs throughout the day. It is also a great way to hydrate and replenish fluids lost during the day.
World Milk Day is an initiative by the Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), a United Nations body. It is celebrated worldwide and recognises the importance of milk and dairy products as a source of nutrition for millions around the world.
Fonterra Brands Malaysia produces well-loved dairy brands Anlene, Fernleaf, Anchor and Anmum (Materna, Lacta and Essential). All of Fonterra’s products are Halal certified by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), and follows a stringent Halal assurance and food safety and quality process from grass to glass, from the farms in New Zealand to the end product that reaches the consumers. Fonterra Brands Malaysia exports its Halal certified dairy products to over 13 countries in the region, making Malaysia its regional Halal hub.
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