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FDA destroys 300 litres of substandard quality milk

Thursday, 28 October 2021 | PNS | Dehradun

The Food Safety and Drug Administration (FDA) officials destroyed over 300 litres of milk at the Asharodi check post after it was found to be substandard during the wee hours on Wednesday. In view of the rise in sale and consumption of dairy products during the festival season in sweets and other delicacies, FDA is keeping a close watch on the entry of adulterated products in the Dehradun district.

As part of the ongoing campaign of the administration against adulteration, a team of the FDA along with the officials of the Dairy Development department conducted a check at the Asharodi check post from 1 AM to 4 AM on Wednesday. The officials checked the vehicles carrying dairy products from other states and also took 10 samples for laboratory test. The senior food safety officer of FDA, Yogendra Pandey informed that these dairy products were being taken to be supplied at various dairies in the district. He said, “The officials of the Dairy Development department checked through the milk analyser parameter machine that contents like fat and SNF (Solids Not Fat) percentage among others were not present in the milk as per the standards of FDA. Also, many had put ice inside the milk containers which is prohibited.

The teams found an excess amount of water in about 30 per cent of the samples of milk during the checking. About 300 litres of milk of such substandard quality was destroyed on the spot and the vehicles were sent back from the checkpost.” He further informed that the administration has also filed a case against six sellers under the Food Safety Standards Act and is also investigating the dairies in the district that sell such substandard dairy products. The district food safety officer PC Joshi, dairy inspector AK Singh and police personnel were also present during the inspection.

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