FSSAI To Collect Milk Samples From Every Sector & Conduct Survey; Here’s Why!

by Shreya Rathod

Milk is an essential source of calcium and protein and is used to make several products. You can make cheese, yoghurt, cream, butter, and more with it. However, it is prone to adulteration and is a matter of concern. The food regulatory authority of India, FSSAI, announced that it would conduct a survey of milk and its products.

FSSAI To Conduct Survey Of Milk & Its Products

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The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has declared that it will focus on conducting surveillance on milk and milk-related goods. On May 25, it further announced that it would carry out a nationwide survey to reduce the adulteration of milk and milk products. According to the press release, the pan-Indian initiative would concentrate on milk and milk products such as khoa, chhena, paneer, ghee, butter, curd, and ice cream. Both organised and unorganised sectors will have samples taken from them in all the states and union territories in the nation.

According to FSSAI, the reason for picking milk is because it plays a crucial part in our food culture as a fresh liquid or as a processed dairy product. Both essential macronutrients and micronutrients are found in milk. Every age group consumes milk or milk products on a daily basis. The main growth factors for milk and milk products in India are shifting lifestyle habits and rising health consciousness.

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The goal is to evaluate the country’s milk and milk products for compliance with quality and safety standards, identify adulteration hotspots, develop corrective actions or plans based on the findings, and offer a course of action.

What Is Milk Adulteration?

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The government and dairy sector have always been concerned about milk adulteration. Despite all attempts to stop the persistent vitriolic froth, the vicious cycle continues to harm both the authenticity of milk and its products and the health of everyone.

If consumed for an extended period of time, adulterants in milk have disastrous effects on health. They can result in serious health issues like food poisoning, gastrointestinal issues, impairments, heart issues, cancer, or even death.

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This is why there is a need to regulate the production of milk and check its authenticity.

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