Detection of few adulterants in samples of milk collected from animal owner in front of me and stall vendor’s at bikaner

Neeru Gakkhar, Anita Bhatia and Bhojak, N.

Milk has been part of the human diet for millennia and is valued as a natural and traditional food. Milk in its natural form has a high nutritive value as it is a good source of quality proteins, fats, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals. Quality control tests for milk are very important to assure adulterant free milk for consumption. In this paper detection of some common adulterants such as Starch, NaCl, Cane Sugar, Soda, Ammonium component and Formalin in milk samples collected from animal owner and local vendors have been discussed. It has been found that formalin was detected in all samples. Whereas in authorative samples common adulterants were absent while in the samples collected from local vendors. NaCl, starch and cane sugar was found quite often in more than 4 samples and in 2 samples soda, ammonium components have also been detected.

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