Food safety regulator FSSAI has decided to facilitate setting up of infrastructure facilities in metro cities so as to ensure good quality of milk and its products ahead of the festive season. It has sought details from manufacturers about testing equipment within 15 days. The decision follows concerns raised by a large section of media from time to time on quality of milk and its products in the market, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) said in a public notice.
"These (quality) concerns intensify during festival/holiday season when the preparation, sale and consumption of milk products is at its highest. FSSAI has, therefore, decided to facilitate setting up of infrastructural facilities," the regulator said.
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The equipment found suitable will be demonstrated to bulk consumers and regulatory officials, and efforts would be made to set up these facilities in metropolitan cities, to begin with, before the coming festival season, it added. This would enable bulk and individual consumers with easy access to testing equipment to ensure the quality of milk and its products, FSSAI said.