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DC Sangrur flags off mobile food testing laboratory to check adulteration

April 03, 2018 05:52 PM

Punjab News Express/ SK.Vyas
SANGRUR:To combat menace of food adultration the Deputy Commissioner Ghanshyam Thori today flagged off a Mobile Food Testing Laboratory to check adulterated food and beverage samples in the District Sangrur. DC said that this van would also create further awareness among the people regarding food safety.
The ‘Food safety on wheels’ van is also equipped to detect fats, solids not fat, adulterants such as starch, sucrose, urea, maltodextrin, in milk, pH, total dissolved solids, conductivity etc. in water, besides detection of synthetic colors such as metanil yellow in turmeric powder, along with many other spot tests to check adulteration in other food items.
The lab, funded by the central government, is aligned to the guidelines set by the ‘Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’ (FSSAI) and will be used to conduct tests of milk, water, edible oils and other items of food for daily consumption.
The van also had the facility to draw on-the-spot samples and generate instant reports. The van, he said, was fully equipped with analytical instruments, such as milk analyzer, hot air oven, hot plate, mixer-grinder, digital weighing scale, digital multi parameter hand-held meter and digital refractometer. Consumers have to pay Rs 50 per sample.

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