Drive to check quality of milk

Port Blair
15 Jan 2018

A special drive to ascertain the quality of milk was conducted last month in South Andaman District during which altogether 41 milk vendors were inspected. During inspection some milk vendors were found violating various provisions of Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006, Rules & Regulations, 2011. Among them, 14 milk vendors were found contravening various provisions of the said Act and all those 14 milk vendors were penalized and a sum of Rs. 47,000 was realized as penalty.  Samples of milk were also collected and tested in the Food Testing Laboratory. As per the test report, 24 milk vendors were found selling substandard milk adulterated with water and in few cases the added water was found up to 48%. The Commissioner Food Safety has warned the milk vendors to refrain from such activities and not to sell unhygienic and adulterated milk  otherwise stringent action shall be initiated against the violators. The Department of Food Safety is committed to provide safe, wholesome and nutritious food to the general public. Hence, the general public have been advised to make complaints if any, over phone No. 9434280018, 231024, 234593 District Office control room toll free No. 1070.