AGRA: Amid the controversy of Nestle’s Maggi for the presence of more than permissible levels of lead and monosodium glutamate, Uttar Pradesh Food and Drug Administration said that it has found detergent in one of the sample of Mother Dairy’s milk packets.
“Results showed that the samples were sub-standard and one of the two contained detergent,” said, Ram Naresh Yadav, UP FDA official in Agra.
The samples had been collected from Mother Dairy’s collection centres in Bah, in November 2014. “The samples were first sent to Lucknow and later to Kolkata on the demand of the company,” Yadav said.
Sandeep Ghosh, head of Milk, Fruits and Vegetables Section at Mother Dairy in Delhi, however, denied any adulteration of the milk that it supplies in pouches. He said, “Mother Dairy milk undergoes four levels of thorough testing at various levels — input, processing, dispatches, and even at market level.”
Every tanker of milk reaching the plants passes a series of 23 stringent quality tests to check any deviation from defined parameters. These tests assist in detecting contamination of milk through water, urea, detergent, oil, etc, Ghosh said. For any such adulteration, the milk is immediately rejected from further action, he added.