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Granny's Jar Joint Stock Company (Babushkina Krynka, Mogilev) exported $53.4 million worth of goods in January-August 2008, or 70% up on the year, a company representative told Interfax.

The source attributes the rise to an increase in the export of whole milk goods, cheeses and dried fat-free milk to Russia and other CIS states. Dried fat-free milk accounted for 45% of the company's export in January-August.

Over the period in question Granny's Jar produced BYR 181 nil worth of goods, or 23% up on the year.

According to the source, currently the company processes over 1,000 tonnes of milk daily.

This year the company dramatically increased exports to Russia. In particular, Granny's Jar weekly exports around dozens of tonnes of whole milk goods (over 40 product titles) to Moscow.

The company's products are also exported to Bryansk, Smolensk and Kaluga regions.

The enterprise also supplies its dairy products to all regional centres of Belarus, the City of Minsk and other large cities of the country.

At the moment, the company offers 250 kinds of dairy products, including 190 produced under Babushkina Krynka brand (named the best brand of 2004 in its category). That includes 20 kinds of chocolate-grazed cheese bars under the Merry Grandchildren brand, while products under Life Energy brand are spiced with Bifidobacteria.

Products by Granny's Jar as well as the entire production cycle complies with international quality management standards.

The company runs an integrated management system that includes an ISO 14000 environment management system, an HACCP quality control system and an STB 18001 labour security system.

The company's closed cycle production technologies fully meet ISO 9001-2001 standards.

Granny's Jar (formerly known as Mogilev Dairy Factory) was founded in 1975. It was incorporated in 1995. At the moment, the company employs 1,300 people.

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