National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018
Milk contamination is a bigger problem in India than milk adulteration, a nationwide study by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI) has found. The National Milk Safety and Quality Survey 2018 which examined 6,432 samples from 1,103 cities across the country found that nearly 97 percent of them are safe to consume. The first-of-its-kind comprehensive survey by FSSAI was conducted from May 2018 to October 2018 covering all states and UTs. It found that nearly 7 percent of the samples had safety issues due to contaminants like aflatoxin-M1, antibiotics, and pesticides. However, it noted that around 41 percent of the samples, though safe, fell short of one or another quality parameter.