In the spirit of Ramadan and in the lead up to World Milk Day on 1 June, Fonterra Brands Malaysia carried out its annual tradition of sharing the goodness of dairy with the public and underprivileged communities at Masjid Seksyen 7, Shah Alam.

The dairy nutrition company from New Zealand distributed over 500 packs of bubur lambuk enriched with Fernleaf UHT milk and Iftar packs filled with dairy products to the public, as well as beneficiaries from the surrounding PKNS flats. The Iftar packs include Fernleaf CalciYum, Fernleaf Family milk powder, Fernleaf UHT milk and Anlene Café Latte.

Megawati Suzari, Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s New Product Development, Scientific and Regulatory Affairs Director said the company is privileged to be able to bring the best of New Zealand dairy to support the health and nutrition of Malaysians during the blessed month of Ramadan.

Pn. Megawati Suzari
“At Fonterra we believe in enriching the lives of the people and communities where we operate. We feel very privileged to have the opportunity to celebrate Ramadan by sharing dairy nutrition with the public and communities in need in the surrounding Masjid Seksyen 7 areas, including the poor, orphans, single mothers and asnaf,” said Ms Megawati.

Ms Megawati added that it is important to have a balanced and wholesome diet, especially during fasting when key nutrients might be lost, and part of that would include dairy.

“Milk, for example, is one of the most nutritionally complete foods available and contains essential nutrients that can keep one energised throughout the day, and more importantly, replenish the nutrients and fluids lost during fasting,” said Ms Megawati.

Ustaz Burhanuddin Ahmad, manager of Masjid Seksyen 7, said, “Ramadan is a special month of giving – it reminds us to give back to those less fortunate. We are grateful that Fonterra is here with us today to help nourish families and children with bubur lambuk and other nutritious dairy products.

As part of the Ramadan initiative, Fonterra also organised a Tadarus Al-Quran and Iftar session with its employees in conjunction with the Nuzul Al-Quran that falls during Ramadan month.

Over the past few years, Fonterra Brands Malaysia has worked with various local mosques and communities to celebrate Ramadan, handing out bubur lambuk enriched with Fernleaf milk and Iftar packs loaded with our products to support healthy fasting.

All of Fonterra Brands Malaysia’s products are Halal certified by the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM), and follows a stringent Halal assurance system and food safety and quality process from grass to glass, from the farms in New Zealand to the end product that reaches the consumers.