News on Adulterated Milk

Food safety dept collects dairy products’ samples

Friday, 07/09/2018

LUDHIANA: To curb the adulteration in food items, the district food and safety and dairy development department conducted raids at parts of the city and collected 10 samples on Thursday.

A team comprising district health officer (DHO) Dr Andesh Kang, food safety officer Yogesh Goyal raided the dairy and grocery shops at 5am.

During the raid, officials collected samples of milk and its products, including paneer, curd, milk, ghee and cream from a dairy on the Pakhowal Road.

The officers also collected samples of ghee and skimmed milk powder from a private milk and ghee processing plant at Samrala. Also, the joint team raided a grocery shop at Samrala and took samples of mustard oil, soya paneer and flavoured tobacco.

Food safety officer Yogesh Goyal said, “We have sent all samples to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) laboratory in Kharar. The drive against the adulterated milk and its products will continue in future and action will be taken as per reports.”

On Wednesday, Animal Welfare Board of India member Mohan Singh Ahluwalia had said that 68.7% of the milk and its products sold in our country are not as per the standards of the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

He added that as per the report of the union ministry of science and technology, 89.2% of milk and its products sold in the country are adulterated in one or the other form.

Ahluwalia also added that adulteration in milk is more in northern states of our country as compared to the southern ones.


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