Technicians from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India collecting milk samples from a source in Dimapur on Wednesday. (Morung Photo)
DIMAPUR, JUNE 13 (MExN): The Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) which is conducting the national milk quality survey across India, has selected Kohima and Dimapur as collection sample spots to study the milk quality in the state.
A team from Hyderabad based Vimta laboratory which is appointed by FSSAI for the survey on June 12 and 13 collected milk samples from various sources of Kohima and Dimapur.
According to a DIPR report, in Dimapur, the team collected milk samples from vendors, processing plants and retail shops at different points and the collected samples will be check on amount of adulterant, antibiotics, pesticide. The samples will be sent to FSSAI laboratory for analysis.
The quality survey is been carried out by FSSAI independently and the state supports them with mobile lab, food safety personnel and sample collection. The samples will be sent to FSSAI laboratory for analysis, the DIPR report stated.
FSSAI is an autonomous body established under the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India. It is responsible for protecting and promoting public health through the regulation and supervision of food safety.