7 out of 10 milk samples fail test: Government survey
New Delhi, Mar 12 : Almost seven out of ten samples of milk collected for purity checks have failed the test, a government survey have revealed.
Giving this information in a written reply today in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Abu Hasem Khan Choudhury said the national survey of milk on adulteration 2011 shows that 68.4 per cent samples were found to be
non-conforming to food safety and standards regulations, 2011.
A snapshot survey was conducted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) to ascertain the quality of milk and to identify different types of adulteration in the liquid milk across the country.
The minister said the survey also indicated the presence of
detergents in some cases.
Major reasons for non-conformity to the prescribed
included water addition, deviation on account of fat and solids non fat, and presence of skim milk powder and glucose.
Mr Choudhury said the FSSAI has issued advisory to food commissioners of the state governments and Union Territories officials to maintain standards of milk.