Pinal K Dave
Faculty of Science and Applied Science, Department of Home Science, B Voc. Food Processing Technology Gujarat Vidyapith- Sadra, India
*Corresponding Author:Pinal K Dave, Faculty of Science and Applied Science, Department of Home Science, B Voc. Food Processing Technology Gujarat Vidyapith- Sadra, India.
Received: March 23, 2022; Published: March 28, 2022
Food is adulterated to improve the quantity and make more profit of any commercial product. The food is sucked of its nutrients and the place where the food is grown is often contaminated. For an instance: Milk is mixed with water, Vanaspati is used as an adulterant for ghee. Ergot is used as an adulterant for cereals. Chalk-powder is used as an adulterant for flour. Chicory is used as an adulterant for coffee. Papaya seeds is used as an adulterant for pepper. Brick-powder is used as an adulterant for chilly-powder, tamarind seed powder is used as adulterant for coffee, wood powder is adulterated for turmeric and dhaniya powder. In the study we have checked some of the common food substances from the local market e.g., salt, turmeric, chilli, milk, honey etc. It was observed in this preliminary study, that some of the spices and sweetening agents of the local market was adulterated as compared to than that of the sealed packed branded one. Adulterated products are dangerous to health of any living organism the customer caution and action can help to improve the situation. However, such efforts are not productive except consumers themselves are aware of their privileges and duties. Under these conditions, consumer literacy is the need of the hour with special attention to low income groups who suffer the most.
Keywords:Adulteration; Adulterant; Additives; Food Safety; Food Inspection
Citation: Pinal K Dave. “An Introduction to Food Adulteration and Testing- A Preliminary Study". Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.4 (2022): 159-160.
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