|Quality Operations Laboratory|
Milk Adulterant test
Milk is produced through out the year. However, milk production is extensively reduced during summer months due to heat stress, scarcity of fodder etc. Milk is transported from point of production to cities mainly through middle man called dodhies. Such milk is watered to increase volume. Milk is perishable item so during summer months the milk is likely to be spoiled during transportation. The middle man therefore add ice blocks, and chemical preservatives such as penicillin, strepto-penicillin, urea, formaldehyde, sodium bi-carbonate, starch, flour, surf, sodium hydroxide, vegetable oil, cane sugar, etc. These preservatives or adulterants are health hazards for end consumer particularly vulnerable group such as infants.