As per sources, the Central Food Laboratory (CFL) is reported to have declared in its recent test report that the milk samples taken from one of the milk producing farms in the state of Jammu & Kashmir were found to be adulterated with the detergents.
Khyber Agro Farms is one of the leading milk producers in the state of J&K which supplies over 60 MT per day has failed in the milk adulteration test done by CFL.
The report from the Central Food Laboratory which was recently given to the Municipal Corporation at Srinagar has established that milk sources of Khyber contains detergent and is not fit for human consumption.
Considering this as a serious issue, the local district administrations along with the higher food officials are planning to take strict action and they may initiate a legal action against the company. The authorities will soon share the details of CFL findings among the general public.
Khyber was also in news last year when the samples of its tonned milk were found to be unsafe and substandard when tested by the Central Food Laboratory and was severely penalized under the provisions of the FSS Act, 2006.
Milk Adulteration is not only a matter of concern in J&K but it is one of the common concerns all over India because of the huge demand of milk in the country. Milk is a good source of nutrition needed by our body. Some common milk adulterants are: (a) Water (b) Starch (c) Urea (d) Vanaspati (e) Ammonium Sulphate (f) sodium carbonate (g) Hydrogen Peroxide (h) Formalin.
The presence of detergents in milk can cause food poisoning and other gastrointestinal complications. Urea present in the milk can damage the intestinal tract and digestive systems. Formalin present in the milk can cause organ dysfunction.