Order of the Supreme Court of India regarding adulteration of milk, 13/03/2014

  • 13/03/2014

Order of the Supreme Court of India in the matter of Swami Achyutanand Tirth & Others Vs Union of India & Others dated 13/03/2014 regarding adulteration of milk. By order dated March 10, 2014, the court has directed the Joint Commissioner (Food), Food and Drug Administration, State of Maharashtra, to file an affidavit explaining the inconsistency noticed in the affidavits filed by the State and that of the Assistant Director (Legal), Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, FDA Bhawan, Kotla Road, New Delhi. In the earlier affidavit, it was pointed out that during the period 01.04.2012 to 31.03.2012, twelve samples were tested in the State and presence of urea, starch/ bottling paper, glucose/sugar, caustic soda, etc. was found in the milk.