Quality of Milk Produced in the Country

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As per information received from Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI), the number of dairy units that are working in the country is 4861.

Regular surveillance, monitoring and inspections are undertaken by State/UT Governments under Food Safety and Standards (FSS) Act, 2006 to check compliance of the provisions of FSS Act 2006, Rules and Regulations made there under. In case any violations are observed during surveillance, sampling and inspections, penal actions have been initiated against the defaulting food business operators as per provisions of the Act.

Standards prescribed for milk and milk products under Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 are same for Government Dairy and Private Players.

This information was given in a written reply by the Minister of State for Fisheries, Animals Husbandry & Dairying, Dr.Sanjeev Kumar Balyanin Rajya Sabha today.

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