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Detergent found in packaged milk

Srinagar, Dec 17: After the expose of spurious drug scam in Kashmir, it has now come to fore that a leading brand of packaged milk available in Kashmir market contains detergent.

An official report accessed by Greater Kashmir reveals that Central Food Laboratory Kolkata has confirmed the presence of detergent in a sample of milk lifted from Kashmir. The sample was tested in the laboratory on November 25 this year.
The laboratory report states that the sample has also failed to conform to various other standards stipulated under laws and regulations.
“The sample does not conform to the standards as laid down under Regulation no. 2.1.1(1) of  Food Safety and Standards (Food Products and Food Additive) Regulations, 2011, since the sample shows milk fat and B.R. at 40 C (Extracted fat) lower than the prescribed limit,” the report states.
“It also contravenes regulation no. 2.2.2(10) and 2.2.2.4 (iii) of Food Safety and Standards (Packing and Labeling) Regulations, 2011, for not mentioning best-before date and symbol of veg. food on the label,” it adds.
The report terms the sample as “sub-standard, unsafe and misbranded.”
In 2012, a survey by Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) revealed that 80 per cent of milk sold in Jammu and Kashmir contains adulterants.
Out of 18 samples picked up from different parts of the State by the FSSAI, 15 were found contaminated with glucose and skimmed milk powder.
The samples were tested as part of a survey to ascertain the quality of milk and identify different type of adulteration the liquid milk throughout India.
Only yesterday, Fennel (Saunf) powder manufactured by a leading local company was found containing coloring agents Carmoisine and Tartrazine that are unsafe for human health.
Earlier this year, several medicines supplied to government hospitals were found of sub-standard quality.

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