More than 200 liters of pungent smelling sour milk was thrown in gutters by team of Food Safety and Drug Administration (FSDA) on Monday in Kheragarh tehsil of Agra.
A team of FSDA led by designated officer Ramnaresh Yadav conducted surprise raid at a private (Goel dairy) chilling center in Kheragarh tehsil and found large quantity of adulterated milk which was about to be dispatched in Agra city. In last 20 days, FSDA destroyed 5500 liters of milk from Kheragarh tehsil and collected eight samples of milk.
It may be mentioned here that nearly 40 kilometers away from Agra city Kheragarh tehsil is a huge market for synthetic/adulterated milk production, a stronghold of the ‘milk mafia’. The adulterated milk industry gets especially active a few weeks before any festival.
Speaking to TOI, chief food safety inspector Ramnaresh Yadav said, “We got an input about adulterated milk being ready to transfer in Agra city. We found 200 liters of pungent smelling sour milk being mixed with hydrogen peroxide to improve the quality of raw milk.”
“We have sent four samples of the milk, once the report of the samples comes we will book the duo as per FSDA rules.”