FSSAI directs States and UTs to check adulteration of milk & milk products on account of Holi festival

Food Safety and Standards Authority of India

On 4-3-2023, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (‘FSSAI’) directed the States and Union Territories to deploy Food Safety on Wheels (‘FSW’), mobile food testing vans, to check adulteration of milk and milk products considering the upcoming festival of Holi.

Key Points:

  1. To tighten the vigilance, the Commissioner of Food Safety of all states and UTs have been directed to test at least 10 samples of such products per FSW daily.

  2. Consumers are advised to get the milk and milk products tested from the nearest FSW.

  3. 168 FSWs are deployed at State and UT level, for the same purpose.

  4. The system installed at FSWs can test:

    • Fats

    • Solid-not-Fat

    • Protein

    • Adulterants- Added water, Urea, Sucrose, Maltodexterine and Ammonium Sulphate

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