Countrywide Alert Issued on Milk, Water & Edible Oil


New Delhi: The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) has issued a countrywide alert on adulteration of food commodities like milk, packaged drinking water and edible oil.

It has directed the state governments to keep a strict vigil on the products for adulteration.

The central regulator has also asked food commissioners across the country to collect more samples of these products and send them for comprehensive testing, the official said, adding the directives were given to food safety enforcement agencies in a recent meeting.

“State food departments have been asked to be more vigilant and to increase surveillance activities, especially on milk, water and edible oil. Serious violations of labeling requirements have been observed,” the official said.

Recently, the UP food safety regulator had raised an alarm on allegedly finding detergent in samples of milk produced by Mother Dairy. Reports of bugs in Complan and Nestle NAN have also surfaced recently.