FSSAI Launches Nationwide Surveillance Study to Tackle Milk Adulteration

Kolkata: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has initiated a nationwide surveillance study on milk and milk products to combat adulteration. The survey will cover 766 districts and collect over 10,000 samples of milk, khoya, chenna, paneer, ghee, butter, curd, and ice cream.

The survey will examine parameters such as adulterants, normal quality and compositional factors, contaminants, antibiotic residues, and microbiological indicators. The findings will be used to formulate corrective action strategies.

This is the sixth survey conducted by FSSAI on milk and milk products since 2011. In 2022, FSSAI conducted a milk survey in 12 states, including those with a prevalence of Lumpy Skin Disease (LSD). Additionally, the Pan-India Milk Products Survey in 2020 sought to provide insights into the safety and quality of milk products available during festivals.

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