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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2017.6(12): 3303-3310
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.384


A Study on Detection of Adulteration in Milk Samples from Different Regions of Thuraiyur District in Tamil Nadu, India
N. Brindha*, P. Chitra, R. Janarthanan and A. Murali
Department of Veterinary and Animal science, Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author
Abstract:

Milk has been recognized as an almost complete food for man and it act as a source of essential nutrients like carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamins and minerals. Milk is required for promoting growth and maintenance of health. It can however also serve as a vehicle for the transmission of chemicals and other impurities. The study was carried out keeping view on adulteration of milk with various additives to increase its marketability. This study explain in detail about the hygienic status of cooperative societies, local vendor and private sector packed milk, samples are collected in and around Thuraiyur district of Tamil Nadu, India and tested for determination of adulteration. Qualitative analyses were carried out on 30 samples collected from this three sectors analyzed by using standard adulterant kit purchased from private dealer, Thuraiyur, Tamil Nadu, India. Following are the significant observations of the study reveals cooperative societies show neutralizer 13%, Sodium chloride 16%, Acidity and Heat stability 23%, Mastitis 20%; Local vendor show neutralizer 10%, sodium chloride 13%, Acidity and Heat stability 40% and Mastitis 23%; private sector milk shows only 3% for Sodium chloride. All percentage values are shows presence of adulterant. Due to rules laid by FSSAI, most of branded milk company follows standards for producing hygienic and good quality of milk. The finding of this study highlight’s that majority of milk samples were adulterated with commonly using adulterants and preservatives which has both economic and public health importance. Hence, there is urgent need for creating awareness among the consumers and local milk vendors and cooperative societies about unethical malpractices in milk supplying chain which may cause health hazards to consumers.


Keywords: Adulteration, Milk sample, Hygienic quality milk.
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Brindha, N., P. Chitra, R. Janarthanan and Murali, A. 2017. A Study on Detection of Adulteration in Milk Samples from Different Regions of Thuraiyur District in Tamil Nadu, India.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 6(12): 3303-3310. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2017.612.384