Plastic-like substance found in milk in Hyderabad

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  12 Oct 2019 11:43 AM GMT
Plastic-like substance found in milk in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: A complaint was registered against Sai Teja Milk Centre, at Pragathinagar in Telangana, after a consumer found a plastic-like substance in it on boiling the milk. The complaint was filed on October 10 at the Bachupally police station by Mr Appa Rao, a resident of Pragathinagar.

According to police officials, on October 9, 2019, the complainant bought milk from the Sai Teja Milk Centre. After boiling the complainant allegedly saw a plastic-like substance in the milk and filed a complaint with the police the next day.

Speaking to Newsmeter, Satish Kumar, SI Sector 3, Bachupally police station said, "Following the complaint, the sample has been collected and sent to FS Laboratory in Nacharam. The case will be booked based on the conclusion of the FSL report."

As per the FSSAI report on milk adulteration released in November 2018, around 10 per cent of samples were found to be unsafe for consumption, while about 39 per cent of milk samples were non-compliant with reference to quality parameters set by FSSAI based on fat, solid not-fat (SNF), sugar and maltodextrin, but no severe safety issues were found. The sample size for this survey consisted of 6,432 samples taken from 1,100 towns across all 29 states and 7 Union Territories.

In a report on milk adulteration in Hyderabad published by Hemanth Singuluri and Sukumaran M.K. in 2014, water, detergents, urea, starch, hydrogen peroxide, carbonates were cited as the main adulterants. Their analysis found that a large number of milk samples in Hyderabad did not conform to the legal standards prescribed by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).

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