Furnishes certificates issued by laboratory to High Court
The State Dairy Development Minister K.T. Rajenthra Bhalaji on Friday filed a report in the Madras High Court stating the quality of milk supplied by three private suppliers were substandard.
Low fat content
On behalf of Mr. Bhalaji, the Additional Government Pleader submitted the certificates of analysis issued by the Referral Food Laboratory in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, during a hearing on three civil suits filed by the Dodla, Arokya and Vijay dairies came up before Justice CV Karthikeyan.
The certificates said that the milk samples of these companies were tested between July 18 and 26 and they were found to be sub-standard under Section 3(1) (zx) of the Food Safety and Standards Act, 2006. They did not conform to the standards laid down in table under Regulation No.2.1.1:1 of the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives) Regulations, 2011 as they showed fat content below the minimum prescribed limit. On July 10 last, the court had restrained the Minister from making allegations against the three private milk manufacturers without documentary proof.
The judge adjourned the matter to August 1.