In a recent study by the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India’s (FSSAI), it was found that about 41% of milk samples fell short of safety parameters. And, nearly 7% of packaged milk samples have harmful contaminants

The survey found that milk samples had contaminants like aflatoxin-M1, antibiotics and pesticides. 

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Speaking on this, Pawan Agarwal, CEO, FSSAI, said: 

By and large, the liquid milk that is being sold across the country is safe to drink. Only about 7% of the total samples lifted for testing were found harmful for human health. Adulteration using detergent, urea, etc. was found only in 12 samples, which means that the common perception of our daily use milk being largely adulterated is wrong. 

Out of 456 samples, only 12 were found to be deliberately adulterated with urea, hydrogen peroxide or detergent.