According to Mohan Singh Ahluwalia, Member of Animal Welfare Board, 68.7% of the country’s milk and milk products are adulterated. It does not match anywhere with fixed standards by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Consumption is 68% lower than production in India, he said quoting a statement from the Science and Technology Ministry. Ahluwalia said that about 89 percent is adulterated in one or two types of products, he also went on to say that on 31 March 2018, the total production of milk in the country was recorded at 14.68 million liters daily, whereas the per capita consumption of milk in the country is 480 gm per day. Straight to the gap of about 68 percent.
According to Ahluwalia, more cases of adulteration have been reported in the northern states than in the southern states. A survey was conducted in the country for a few years with adulteration in milk. It was found that while cleaning the milk, it is being played with, adulteration of detergent has been found in milk. According to Ahluwalia, this adulteration is a direct threat to people’s health. Adulteration can lead to the failure of human organs.
The World Health Organization recently issued an advisory for the Government of India against adulteration of milk. It said that if adulteration in milk and milk products is not restricted, then around 87 percent of the population of the country can be victims of dangerous and deadly diseases like cancer by 2025.
It is really scary to see that something that everyone consumes on a daily basis is so harmful. Little children drink it every day, pregnant ladies drink it, sick people drink it to get better, who knew it is only spreading more diseases.
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