Adulteration of milk is a serious problem due to which the whole population is in a great danger. The Indian population is increasing day by day and simultaneously the farmers are leaving the profession of farming milk animals from the same rate. Then where do we get our demand fulfilled. At this stage, profit maker invented the various adulteration techniques to fulfill the need of the innocent people. Further, the milk products made from the adulterated milk are even much more dangerous.
Addition, mixing, substitution of cheap and unwanted toxic ingredients to the food is called as food adulteration. This addition may be intentional or unintentional to increase the profits. Earlier, to increase profits water is one of the common adulterant used in case of milk, but, consumers immediately trace out its presence, as the addition of water changes the taste of milk, further, the formation of layers of cream over the milk after boiling is also reduced. Consumers also check the presence of water by conducting the drop test. To avoid catching, the profit makers start adulteration of some cheap substances such as, formalin, urea, starch, neutralizers, detergents, sodium chloride, skim milk powder, sucrose, glucose/dextrose, hydrogen peroxide and refined oil to the watered milk to develop the proper thickness, taste, missing fats, density, and viscosity.
According to some reports, detergents found in the tested milk samples of a famous brand and now it is very important to know about the milk (a super food) that we are consuming and giving to our children in the hope of their proper growth and development. Detergents are responsible for food poisoning along with gastrointestinal complications and all the synthetic chemical ingredients disturb the functioning of different vital organs of the body by causing cardiovascular problems cancer and even death.
Collected milk and milk samples from various places loaded with different proportions of adulterants that can be detrimental to the human health; furthermore, a governing body should be regular checking the milk and milk products for the estimation of these toxic adulterants. Now it is the right time to make stronger law and to take a strong and serious action against the adulteration of milk. Awareness should also bring to the innocent consumers by providing the information regarding the analysis of milk and the hazardous effects of these harmful chemicals as milk and milk products play an important role in Indian cuisine.
Spectro Analytical Lab offers all the facilities and instruments for testing adulteration quality and microbial contamination in milk and other dairy products. It also provides training and assistance in this regard.