Calling the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) report of 70 percent of the capital's milk being adulterated as "hasty" and "confusing", the Delhi government Wednesday said it will carry its own tests on the samples.
“The FSSAI report on Delhi is confusing and it seems they hastened to draw a conclusion, calling Delhi's milk unsafe,” Delhi Health Minister A.K. Walia told IANS.
“We need to confirm that whether milk samples taken for survey are actually harmful. We will check those samples of the milk and take stringent action, if something is found wrong," he said.
According to FSSAI, which tested 71 samples from Delhi, 50 contained contaminants varying from glucose to skimmed milk powder which is generally added to milk to enhance volume.
In the wake of report, Walia called a meeting with the capital's milk producers and and the health officials of the government.
Asked whether he warned the milk producers to keep check on the food quality, Walia said: "Out of 70 lakh litres of milk supplied in Delhi per day, producers like Mother Dairy, DMS, and Parag account for 60 percent. We will test the samples taken by FSSAI. If anything is found wrong, we will take action."