fssai Detect Adulteration with Rapid Tests Book

The attached book from fssai is useful for checking adulteration at home. more  

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Games of adulterations have become quite sophisticated. Tests described are of little help to detect myriads of techniques of adulterations. Just a few example : (1) major adulterant in coconut oil is liquid paraffin, and not other oils. Method: Take a small amount ( say 2ml ) of the sample in a test tube and boil it with about 5 ml. of washing soda solution. Leave it undisturbed for about 5 min. Liquid paraffin or mineral oil will form a separate layer. (2) common adulterant in ghee/butter is hydrogenated oil. Method: Take small amount (say 1-2 ml) of the sample, add approx. 1 gm of powdered cane sugar and 1-2 ml. of hydrochloric acid ( common latrine acid also may(!) serve. An intense red-violet colour indicates adulteration. Why (!) mark? A common proverb- if the mustard used to de-ghost (an individual) itself contains the ghost, the exercise is bound to fail. more  
Are FSSAI trying to shift their responsibilities to the consumers? more  
I am happy to note that FSSAI has detect Adulteration, but what action has been taken ?? more  
A very useful document, thank FSSAI for bringing out such important document to aware the common consumers. Wish it will be placed in words also. Congrats for the excellent work. more  
Test book is useful. However, if the product is adulterated then where to complaint for action.... Is there is any complaint provision at FSSAI..... Else the booklet is not much of use..... more  
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