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Title : 78% of the milk we consume is inferior
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Source : Mumbai Mirror
Year : 2018
Link : https://mumbaimirror.indiatimes.com/mumbai/other/78-of-the-milk-we-consume-is-inferior/articleshow/66700933.cms
Country : United Kingdom
Commodity: AP-Meat and edible offal
Abstract: Testing on both branded and unbranded milk samples yields disturbing results. A recent study by the Consumer Guidance Society of India (CGSI) has found that 78.12 per cent of the milk being sold in the state does not meet the required quality standards. About 690 samples were sent to the CGSI over a period of 10 months this year of which only 21.88 passed the quality test. The sale of poor quality milk has in fact grown by eight per cent compared to last year, ringing alarm bells for the state government and its Food and Drug Administration body, the study found. The milk is tested on various aspects: CGSI has its own Electronic Milk Analyser that tests fat content, protein content, SNF (solids-not-fat), water content, lactose, etc.