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Abstract

A THOROUGH REVIEW ON MILK ADULTERATION, ITS EFFECT ON HEALTH AND DETECTION TESTS

Dr. S. M. Lahankar, Dr. Ujwala Chavan* and Dr. Nilesh Gore

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Milk is considered as complete food as it contains abundant of nutrients which required for growth and development in infants, adults and elder ones. It is a good source of proteins, fats, sugars, vitamins and minerals. Unfortunately, milk and milk products are easily adulterated throughout developing as well as developed countries due to lack of monitoring and proper law enforcement. Nearly 68.7% of milk and milk products sold in India as not per standards laid down by the Food Safety and Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). Due to high proportion rate of global population increased demands of milk than its production. Normally adulteration of milk is done for either financial gain or due lack of hygiene during processing, storage, transportation and marketing. Common adulterants found in milk are water, starch, urea, skim milk powder, cane sugar, formalin, detergents and so on. Milk adulteration not only decreases its nutritive value but also leads to several health issues. It is an efficient vehicle for various diseases from unhygienic dairy animal, human handlers, adulterants and some environmental factors like polluted water, flies, dust, etc. Presenting study conducted for thorough review on milk adulteration, its effect on human health and its detection methods or tests.

Keywords: Milk, Adulteration, Unhygienic, Water, Financial Gain, Urea.


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