At Deccan, quality is paramount. Quality is what we live by, what we offer to our customers, what we seek from each and every stakeholder in the organization.
Deccan’s Quality Assurance Plan is drilled down to each and every employee in the organization. We maintain details on each employee’s responsibilities, and the qualifications that that employee needs to fulfill those responsibilities. We look at production to verify that our sources and suppliers, and the materials that are shipped from our premises, correspond to the most stringent quality requirements for the product. We specify adequate product testing, and test results and customer complaints are feedback we use to encourage improvements throughout the quality cycle. Each of our products meet stringent quality tests at every stage – growing and harvesting, milling and sorting, and packaging and exporting.
Farming & Sourcing of Rice
Only the best paddy makes its way to our rice mills for processing. High yield, premium quality paddy is sourced directly from locations which are quintessential for superior rice grains of that particular variety. Like all our Sona Masoori paddy comes from the Kurnool region of Andhra Pradesh. Kurnool paddy yields rice that is famous for its unique texture and size, as well as uplifting taste and aroma. The Krishna belt, another topography that is suited to cultivation of high-grade paddy, also contributes substantially to our rice mills. Special care is taken to ensure that the paddy has been cultivated following traditional wisdom, with use of minimal pesticides and artificial processes that may harm the grain, and influence the taste and quality.
Processing of Rice
Each grain is treated with utmost care in our rice mills. Rice grains from processed paddy is passed on to a Receiving and Cleaning section, which receives the input material from a receiving hopper with the help of a Bucket Elevator. Impurities like threads, stones, dust, and other foreign materials like glass and iron are separated out in this area. For smaller impurities, a pre-cleaner is used. This works on the basis of separation through sieves of different sizes. For larger and heavier impurities we employ a destoner, which uses the difference in weight of foreign materials vis-a-vis that of rice. An online flow meter is used to measure the quantity of cleaned paddy.
The final product is made free from all immature, broken, discolored and admixture grains. This is done through sorting by using the latest Japanese technology Sortex machines from Satake – a computerized process which enables grains to be of the same size, shape and color. Only the best grains are chosen to be packed into a bag of Deccan Rice. Grains are also cleaned between each and every process, to prevent the mixing of outside impurities, as well as to ensure that not a single impurity is able to pass through.
Packaging of Rice
Packaging at Deccan is a completely automated process, free from human intervention and touch. Rice grains from the Sortex machines are stored in silos, where they are well fumigated to prevent the growth of microbes. Grains are then packed automatically in 150 gsm bags which are hermetically sealed. The entire process is closely monitored to ensure the highest standards of hygiene.
Every bag that is processed is certified by HACCP, as well as by ISO 22000. Enjoy a plate of Deccan Rice today, and taste the difference that a drive for consistency and quality can bring to your table.