Food Adulteration

Food Adulteration in general Milk adulteration in particular is very serious in our country and affects the health of consumers. Apart from not getting full nutritional benefits of Pure milk adulterated milk which contains water,maida, animal fats,etc. not only spoils the health of the consumers but also makes them sick. The authorities do not check the quality of the milk being packed in various dairies in our country but also they are bribed by the dairy personnel. The dairy personnel carry out extraction of natural fat from milk and add above aduterants into the milk and also price this adulterated milk exhorbitantly. Request GOI to take stringent measures against dairy personnel after thorough checking of the milk and also milk products.

Ramanathan Ramaswamy,
Mumbai. more  

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Milk is the most important item for human consumption. While in Calcutta in those days the Bihari milkman used to bring his cow in front of one's house and milk the cow in presence of customers and supply as per requirement. That practice is not prevalent now. One has to depend on packaged milk. I have used Nandini milk some 15 years ago and found it was good to taste. I am only a layman and do not know the technicalities. Today the same Nandini milk is horrible to say the least. It is adulterated highly and priced very high. I have discontinued buying this milk and switched to HERITAGE brand. This brand is owned by the Andhra Pradesh chief minister and so no one can dare question about its quality. All the same the Heritage brand is better than Nandini. In Chennai also the government owned dairy supplies milk but its quality has degenarated over the years. In Kerala there is perpetual shortage of milk. I have seen the quality of milk supplied in places like Kozhikode, Trivandrum, etc. are far below standard. There is no one to question these irregularities. There may be laws but who bothers about their enforcement. In Bombay (now Mumbai) several private parties bring milk from far away places and supply to customers. Many of such suppliers are connected to powerful politicians. Hence no one can dare to question them. more  
When consuming milk, it is best to look for A2 milk from Indian Desi cow breeds, as it has been found that the A1 milk produced by foreign breeds like jersey and HF cows are not healthy. Many branded milk such as Amul, Nandini, etc are basically A1 milk. Nowadays, awareness about A2 milk is increasing and many Goshaalas have started supplying A2 milk in major cities all over India. The A2 milk may be a bit more expensive due to its lower yields, but is certainly much healthier as has been found by research. more  
If the officials do their work sincerely, Indian system will be the most effective, but many are corrupt. What to do ? more  
I syay in Bangalore and use Nandini milk. I have observed many times when you heat the milk second time, it goes out of pot and spills. There is definitely some adulteration which causes the milk to burst while heating second time. Needs this to be checked on very high priority as small children also drink the same milk. Please let me know if i can lodge a formal complaint somewhere. more  
I HAVE GRAVE DOUBTS WHETHER ANY GOVT INITIATED MOVES WOULD MATERIALISE IN STOPPING THIS RAMPANT PRACTICE OF MILK ADULTERATION. I DO NOT THINK IT WILL BE POSSIBLE. HENCE, IN OUR OWN INTEREST WE SHOULD TAKE CERTAIN PRECAUTIONS WHILE PROCURING MILK. WE SHOULD BE DOUBLY SURE OF THE " SELLER " OF THE MILK. IF WE ARE BUYING "PACKET MILK", WE SHOULD BE SURE OF THE SELLER AND SOMETIME EVEN THE RETAILER..!!.. IN RURAL AREAS IF THE PACKED MILK IS NOT SOLD, THE MILK VENDOR'S CREDIBILITY IS VERY IMPORTANT. WHEN DRINK TEA/COFFEE, WE SHOULD BE SURE THAT IT COMES OUT OF A CREDIBLE KITCHEN - OTHERWISE, AVOID DRINKING TEA OR COFFEE FROM ROADSIDE TEA/COFFEE STALLS AND EVEN FROM RAILWAY STATIONS. ( It is said that some tea stalls "make" milk by diluting FEVIKWIK....!!..) IF WE TAKE SOME OF THE ABOVE PRECAUTIONS, WE CAN KEEP OUR HEALTH SAFE. more  
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