FDA Maharashtra checks  dairies to bring down milk adulteration

Oct 22, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of Maharashtra has initiated a strong stride to reduce milk adulteration. The FDA department will be visiting all the dairy companies for inspection across the State. The adulteration levels were found to be quite high when the department inspected over 20,000 litres of milk which was adulterated last week itself.
A report stated that the adulterated milk found last week was collected during an inspection of 227 tankers. This candid check was done at prominent toll nakas of Vashi, Airoli, Dahisar, LBS and Mulund.  “As a further step in this investigation, we have thought of inspecting the dairy companies across the state and milk plants. While we have already started the inspection process of the milk plants and dairy companies, the inspection will happen for the entire week,” said Shailesh Adhav, the FDA Joint Commissioner (Food) of Mumbai region.

“Few of the milk plant inspection have already been done after the adulterated milk was found in the tankers. The samples have been given forward for testing. The reports will be out soon,” he added. The report mentions the name of the dairies that the FDA will be focusing on and these are – Satara’s Heritage company, Turbhe’s Prabhat Dairy, Pune’s Agarwal Milks, Ahmednagar’s Sairaj Milks, Nashik’s Darana Mi

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