Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), has decided to facilitate setting-up of infrastructural facilities for milk and milk products testing. This comes just as festival season is round the corner, when the sale and consumption of milk and milk products is the highest.
The food safety authority believes that these facilities will enable bulk as well as individual consumers to have easy access to testing equipment to ensure the quality of milk and milk products bought is up to required standards, it said on its website.
The food safety regulator has asked all manufacturers of equipment used to test quality of milk and milk products, to give details about such equipment within a fortnight.
“The equipment found suitable will be demonstrated to bulk consumers, regulatory officials, etc, and efforts made to set up these facilities in metropolitan cities to begin with, before the festival season,” the food safety regulator said in a notice on its website.
FSSAI chief Ashish Bahuguna had last month met key representatives of milk producers and co-operatives, when milk producers had said they will step up stringent checks.