Adulterated milk in Telangana, Andhra Pradesh exceeds 7 per cent

The damage will be long term for the industry

Hyderabad: Daily checks to curb adulteration of milk is the need of the hour, stated the Progressive Dairy Farmers Association as they fear that adulteration has exceeded seven per cent in both Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

GS of PDFA, Mr Kandala Bal Reddy said, “We need more checks on a daily basis because health issues arise from adulterated milk. The damage will be long term for the industry. For this reason, it is important to act now. The fear of daily checks will ensure that appropriate quality standards are maintained.”

Checking at the source level will instill fear among all the three stakeholders to be careful and ensure that customer safety is the prime concern.

Mr Reddy said, “Presently, customer safety and standards are being followed by only a select few. The others are getting away and the whole industry is getting a bad name. For this reason it is important that the state government, GHMC and also the Food Safety Authority act together and nab the culprits.

”There are no statistics with the association but they state that the study of 2011 was accurate and that must be followed as a yardstick. The PDFA strongly believes that adulteration is still at that level and very little has been done to curb it.

( Source : deccan chronicle )
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