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HC notice to govt on news of adulterated milk in capital

The Delhi High Court has sought the replies of the Union and state governments on a news report claiming that 70 per cent of milk samples lifted from the national Capital were found to be contaminated.

delhi Updated: Jan 11, 2012 23:22 IST

The Delhi High Court has sought the replies of the Union and state governments on a news report claiming that 70 per cent of milk samples lifted from the national Capital were found to be contaminated.

A bench of Acting Chief Justice AK Sikri and Rajiv Sahai Endlaw sought the two governments' stands after taking suo motu cognisance of the news report published in a national daily on January 10.

The bench issued notices to the Delhi government's Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration and the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) and sought their replies by January 25. According to FSSAI, 70 per cent of the milk samples, lifted for testing in Delhi, were found to be contaminated with glucose and skimmed milk powder.

The report further claimed that almost 69 per cent of the samples tested across the country were found to be adulterated with detergent, fat and even urea, besides water.