Maharashtra FDA to inspect dairy companies to curb milk adulteration

Milk adulteration

Maharashtra’s Food and Drug Administration department has decided to visit dairy companies across the state.

Last week, the FDA department inspected 227 tankers to check adulteration in the milk supplied to the city. The inspection was done at five toll nakas – Vashi, Airoli, Dahisar, LBS and Mulund from where the milk tankers enter the city.

According to media reports, during the inspection, the FDA found out that over 19,250 litre of milk was adulterated. 13 samples were given for testing to a laboratory in Navi Mumbai.

On October 17, overall nine lakh and 150-liter milk were investigated. The milk samples which are found to be adulterated were adulterated using sucrose, maltodextrin or ammonium sulphate.

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