Abstract
QUALITY ASSESSMENT OF MILK ADULTERANTS

Neha Tabassum* Ruksana Husssain, Mohd Nisaruddin, Mohd Sirajuddin, Abdul Saleem Mohammad, Dr. B. Jayanthi

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Introduction: the aim of the current research was to assess the quality of milk for the various adulterants that are commonly and deliberately added to increase the bulk in quantity or to gain profit by the vendors or to ruin the health of the people. the objective of the study was to test the adulterants in the different samples of milk and approve the quality. a standard milk adulteration kit manufactured by nice chemicals pvt. ltd, cochin, india was used to carry out the quality assessment on various samples obtained. Methods: a standard milk adulteration kit was obtained from nice chemicals pvt. ltd, cochin, and india... 8 buffalo milk samples, 2 cow milk samples were collected in sterilized glass containers. the milk samples are subjected 12 tests for various adulterants and are subjected to 20x25 tests. Results and discussion: all the samples were found to be negative for the starch, hydrogen peroxide, sodium chloride, formaldehyde etc. few of the samples were found to be positive for the urea test. most of the samples were found to be infected with mastitis. Conclusion: to conclude with, it’s better to use loose milk from known vendor which is less adulterated or may not be adulterated totally or else hardly adulterated or diluted with drinking or tap water when compared to branded milk which is adulterated by adulterants such as urea, starch, detergent, sugar etc.

Keywords: Adulteration, Quality of milk, Quality of food products, FDA, FD&C, Adulteration kits.


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