Milk is top in the list of unsafe food items in Delhi

Data from the government states that milk and dairy products have failed tests. There are 161 items in this list, 21 of which are mis-printed and 125 are below standard. Fifteen people are not safe.

Milk and dairy products tend to be unsafe or lower than other food products sold in New Delhi, according to a food sample test report analyzed by the State Food Safety Department.

Up to 477 from 2,880 food samples. Both new and prepared samples tested by the Food Safety Department of New Delhi between January 2018 and April 2019. Quality tests failed.

A large study by the country's food safety control agency last year found that 90% of milk sold and consumed in India is safe.

Data from the government states that milk and dairy products have failed tests. There are 161 items in this list, 21 of which are mis-printed and 125 are below standard. Fifteen people are not safe.

"Normally, milk samples are not standardized due to the amount of fat or solids that are not fat less than the standards specified in the Act. Sometimes cows produce milk that is not standardized. Since it does not seriously affect health, we often do not prosecute small dairy farmers, "officials from the government of the New Delhi government said with anonymity.

In 2017, the national regulatory agency - Food Safety and Standards of India (FSSAI) - reduced the requirements for the amount of fat needed and 'Solid, not fat' in milk to ensure a low sample naturally in these tests

"In general, milk may contain impurities such as sugar or glucose which may not be harmful to health. But is an impurity However, in the case of unsafe milk, contaminants such as soda and hydrogen peroxide may be harmful to health. Contaminants of fungal toxins and antibiotics can also find their way in milk if animal food or milk is not handled properly at the farm, "said Kuldeep Sharma, founder of Suruchi Consultants.

"In order to ensure you receive safe milk, make sure that the packaging is in perfect condition. Check the best before the date and see if it is stored in the refrigerator in the store or not," he added.

Most examples failed to test due to typographical errors, which meant that some nutritional information was ignored or typed incorrectly from 477 failed samples. It was found that 144 samples were found to be below standard and 90 unsafe.

"Food is considered to be lower than standard when the nutrient level does not meet standards, such as milk that has less fat Products with incorrect brand and substandard products will attract fines. But unsafe food can damage health and manufacturers are fined and vulnerable to imprisonment, "a senior official from the Department of Health of New Delhi said.

The law allows six months' imprisonment and a fine of 100,000 baht for unsafe food that does not cause injury. Injury may result in a prison term of up to six years and a fine of R 500,000 in the case of death. The law allows imprisonment for at least seven years and a fine of not less than R 10 hundred thousand.

The results show 180 "non-standard" food items failed to test, of which 59 items are not safe.

"These are food items that do not meet the standards set by law. But there is contamination with limited chemicals or having different components than those claimed by the manufacturer, "officials said.

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