The Indian Sardine Fish (Sardinella longiceps) is the main raw material used for the manufacture of fish meal and fish oil at Janatha. Abundant supply in excellent quality and high oil content makes this species ideal for the purpose. Caught by a fleet of own boats, the catch is maintained fresh.
The Steam Sterilized fish meal produced at our plant is by wet process i.e., raw fish are fed into double jacked steel cookers and cooked by steam. From the cooker the fish is fed into a twin screw press where water and oil are squeezed out.
The solids from the twin screw press namely fish cakes are fed into steam driers. Dried fish meal is directed into a milling machine for finish powdering and then cooled in cooler for bagging. The mixture of water and oil are fed to decanter to remove the suspended solids. This mixture is then fed to centrifuge to separate the oil from water. This oil obtained is crude fish oil. It is then refined or modified into various industrial products.