National survey on adulteration of milk: an overview

The National Survey on Milk Adulteration 2011 (snap shot survey) was conducted by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India to ascertain the quality of milk and identify different type of adulteration in the liquid milk throughout the country. The survey was carried out by the Regional Offices of the FSSAI located at Chennai (Southern Region), Mumbai (Western Region), Delhi (Northern Region) , Guwahati, (North Eastern Region) and Kolkata (Eastern Region) with the following objectives: To identify the common adulterants in milk in rural and urban areas of different states; and To find out the non conforming samples in loose and packed milk.