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Sunday, October 23, 2011

Food safety for better health

The Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration was constituted by Government of N.C.T of Delhi vide notification No.F.4(178-CC (V)) dated 19/6/1978.

Objectives: To ensure availability of unadulterated, safe and wholesome food for human consumption to the consumers.

To educate and create awareness among the consumers regarding possible adulterants in food articles and labelling requirements on the packages of food, so that only unadulterated and properly labelled food articles are purchased by them.

Department Of Prevention Of Food Adultration.
Govt. Of N.C.T. Of Delhi.
A-20 ,Lawrence Road Industrial Area, Ring Road ,Delhi-110035.



Where to complain

* Commissioner of Food Safety, Department of Prevention of Food Adulteration

Sh.K.S.Singh - 27194858- dirpfa@nic.in

* Designated Officer-II - South West - Sh.R.K.Ahuja - 27187464- lhad2pfa.delhi@nic.in

Food Safety Officers - South West
Sh.Verender Singh - 9818333950
Sh.N.N.Sharma - 9891395024
Sh.Hukum Singh - 9868239946


* SDM, Najafgarh, BDO Office, New Roshanpura, Najafgarh, Delhi.
Phone:-25017834, Email:- najafgarhsdm@nic.in

SDM, Najafgarh - Sh. Sushil Yadav - 25017834, 9868048543

* Food Inspector, Najafgarh - Sh D P Singh - 9313412613

Source of information



How to Test for Food Adulteration?

Food Article
Adulterant
Simple Method for Detecting the Adulterant
Milk
Water


Urea

Put a drop of milk on polished vertical surface. The drop of pure milk either stops or flows slowly leaving a white trail behind it. Whereas milk adulterated with water will flow immediately without leaving a mark.
Take 5 ml of milk in a test tube and add 2 drops of bromothymol blue soln. Development of blue colour after 10 minutes indicates presence of urea.
Ice Cream
Washing Powder
Put some lemon juice, bubbles are observed on the presence of washing powder
Sugar
Chalk
Dissolve sugar in a glass of water, chalk will settle down at the bottom, similarly for         salt
Honey
Water
A cotton wick dipped in pure honey burns when ignited with a match stick. If adulterated presence of water will not allow the honey to burn, if it does will produce a cracking sound.
Tea
Coloured leaves

 Used tea

Iron fillings
Rub leaves on white paper, artificial colour comes out on paper.
Tea leaves sprinkled on wet filter paper. Pink or red spots on paper show colour
Move a magnet through the sample. Iron will stick to the magnet.
Red Chilli Powder
Rodamine Culture

 Brick Powder
Take 2gms sample in a test tube, add 5ml of acetone. Immediate appearance of red colour indicates presence of Rodamine.
 Brick powder settles fast chilli powder settles slowly when put in water.
Pure Ghee or Butter
Vanaspathi
Take one teaspoonful of melted ghee or butter with equal quantity of Conc. Hydrochloric acid in a test tube and add to it a pinch of cane sugar. Shake well for one minute and let it stand for five minutes. Appearance of crimson colour in lower layer shows the presence of vanaspathi.
Black Pepper
Papaya Seeds
Float the sample in alcohol. The mature black pepper berries sink while papaya seeds and light black pepper float.
Common Salt
White powdered stone
Stir a spoonful of sample salt in water. Chalk will make the solution white and other insoluble impurities will setlle down.


For HCL you can use Tezab /Acid at your home, used for cleaning toilets. For acetone , you may use look  nail polish remover.

Thanks for your VISITs

 
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