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GADVASU to Organize Free Milk Adulteration Testing Camp

Milk is part of a routine diet so it’s very important to consume pure milk. The adulteration of milk by unscrupulous persons is usually done for increasing the quantity of milk, extending shelf-life, maintaining SNF and avoiding detection of sour milk, depending on the situation.

Shivam Dwivedi
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University
Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University

College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) is organizing “Milk Adulteration Testing Camp” from 2nd March to 1st April 2022. The main objective of the free Adulteration camp is to provide information about the need and importance of milk in a human being's life.

It is the first food that child consumes after birth and is perhaps the food consumed throughout life. Milk is part of a routine diet so it’s very important to consume pure milk. The adulteration of milk by unscrupulous persons is usually done for increasing the quantity of milk, extending shelf-life, maintaining SNF and avoiding detection of sour milk, depending on the situation.

Milk composition is manipulated by using water, glucose, sugar, starch, wheat flour, common salt, baking soda, washing soda, urea, hydrogen peroxide, and formalin, etc.

Many of these adulterants are harmful to the body so to create awareness among the people, Milk Adulteration Testing Camp is being organized. 

Residents of Punjab can bring a minimum of 100 ml chilled raw milk samples in clean and dry glass/plastic bottles to CODST between 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. during the above-mentioned period. The milk sample bottles should be labelled with the name and contact number of the person.

The milk samples will be analyzed at the college and milk quality results will be conveyed through WhatsApp or text messages on the following day.

Dr. Inderjeet Singh, Vice-Chancellor GADVASU expressed his happiness that CODST took a lead in organizing a Milk adulteration testing camp. The focus is to create awareness among consumers.

Dr. Ramneek, Dean, College of Dairy Science & Technology, GADVASU  appreciated the efforts of Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Dr. Veena N., and Dr. Nitika Goel who took this initiative to generate awareness among people about the importance of quality and safety of milk. For any query regarding milk adulteration testing camp, one can contact the tel. number 0161- 2553308.

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