News on Adulterated Milk

40% milk samples found diluted with water
Wednesday, 08/10/2014

Ludhiana : Free milk-testing camps are being held in the city under the milk consumer awareness drive. During a camp held at Nehru Nagar today, Dilbagh Singh, Deputy Director, Dairy Development Board, said the department plans to hold 55 camps and till date, 52 camps have already been conducted.

“Nearly 2,000 samples of milk have been tested for purity and 40 per cent of them were found to be diluted with water. The water content ranged between 10 and 45 per cent. No sample was found to be containing any chemical,” he said.

The camps are being held using mobile laboratory vans. The Punjab government has provided eight mobile vans to the Punjab Dairy Development Board.

The board is making efforts to help consumers know the quality of milk they are consuming.

During the tests done in the camps, people come to know about the fat, protein, density and quantity of water in the milk. Milk is tested to check adulteration of urea, salt, sugar and caustic soda as well.

Consumers can also get milk tested from the office of the Deputy Director, Dairy Development Board, 598-L, Model Town. Milk can be get tested till 1 pm on any day, except for holidays. For further information, one can dial 2400223.


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