FSSAI has urged states and union territories to deploy mobile testing vans to monitor the quality of milk and milk products in anticipation of increased demand during the approaching Holi holiday. In a statement, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) stated that it has “directed states/UTs to deploy Food Safety on Wheels (FSW) mobile food testing vans, to check adulteration of milk and milk products considering the ensuing festive season of Holi.”
To increase vigilance against milk adulteration, the authority has asked all state/UT Commissioners of Food Safety to test at least 10 samples of milk and milk products per FSW on a daily basis.
The FSSAI has also recommended customers to get their milk and milk products tested by the FSWs closest to them.
The examination is free of charge.
According to the FSSAI, the entire endeavour is aimed at assuring the supply of safe and pure milk and milk products to the country’s customers.
Presently, states/UTs have 168 FSWs accessible to do on-the-spot food testing for a variety of food products, including milk and milk products.
Fats, solid-not-fat, protein, and adulterants like as added water, urea, sucrose, maltodextrin, and ammonium sulphate may all be tested using the Milk-o-Screen device placed at FSWs.