Giving a clean chit to all leading milk suppliers here, the city government today told the Delhi High Court that no sample of milk was found having material injurious to health.
“No sample of milk was found having detergent, added urea, neutraliser or any other material injurious to health,” said Delhi government counsel Zubeda Begum to the bench of Acting Chief Justice A K Sikri and Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw.
Claiming that milk suppliers have followed the prescribed standard under the Prevention of Food Adulteration Act, the counsel added “no survey sample of milk in Delhi lifted and analysed by the Food Safety Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) was found deficient in fat or solid not fat as prescribed by the Act.”
Earlier this month, taking suo motu cognisance over a news report that 70 per cent of milk samples lifted from the national capital were found contaminated, the bench had sought the city as well as central government’s response.
In its reply, the lawyer told the court that the Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration had held a meeting with the suppliers, including Mother Dairy, DMS, Amul, Paras and other dairies, which have assured the government to take all steps not to supply substandard quality milk in the market.
The Expert’s Thought: Its a complete white lie. Contamination testes have proved the adulteration in the milk.