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National Milk Day: GADVASU is Organizing Free Milk Adulteration Testing Camp

Abha Toppo
Abha Toppo
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Milk Adulteration Testing

On the occasion of National Milk Day, the College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST), Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) is organizing “Milk Adulteration Testing Camp” on 25 and 26 November 2021.

This day is dedicated to honor Dr. Verghese Kurien, the father of India's White Revolution. The day marks his birth anniversary and is a tribute for his immense contribution to the dairy industry. The main objective of celebrating National Milk Day is to provide information about the need and importance of milk in human being's life. It is the first food that a 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.

Why and How Milk is Adulterated

The adulteration of milk is usually done for increasing the quantity of milk, extending shelf-life, maintain SNF & avoid detection of sour milk. The composition of milk is manipulated by using water, glucose, sugar, starch, wheat flour, common salt, baking soda, washing soda, urea, hydrogen peroxide and formalin etc.

Objective of Milk Adulteration Testing Camp

Many of these adulterants are unsafe for humans, so to create awareness among the people Milk Adulteration Testing Camp is being organized.  Consumers can bring a minimum of 100 ml chilled raw milk samples in clean and dry glass/plastic bottles to CODST between 9 am to 5 pm on 25 and 26 November. The milk sample bottles must 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.  

Vice-Chancellor GADVASU, Dr Inderjeet Singh said that College of Dairy Science & Technology took a lead in organizing Milk adulteration testing camp. Focus is to create the awareness among consumers.  

Dean, College of Dairy Science & Technology, GADVASU, Dr Ramneek appreciated the efforts of Dr. Inderpreet Kaur, Dr. Veena N., and Dr. Nitika Goel who took this initiative to generate awareness among the masses about the importance of quality and safety of milk. 

For any query regarding milk adulteration testing camp, you may call @ 0161- 2553308. 

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