The Defence Food Research Laboratory (DRFL) Mysuru has developed a strip test for adulteration in milk. The easy-to-use kit detects the presence of urea, starch, boric acid, soap/detergent, neutraliser, hydrogen peroxide etc. in milk.

Defence Minister Manhor Parrikar released the kit recently.

The product was originally developed to prevent adulterated milk from reaching soldiers, but a decision has now been made to make it available to the general public. The technology for the product has been transferred to Navi Mumbai-based Pearl Corporation, which markets it commercially under the brand name ‘Test-o-Milk’.

Test-o-Milk will be sold through medical shops and pharmacies. It is already available in the major cities of Maharashtra and will be launched in MP, Rajasthan and Delhi shortly. The company hopes to make it available across the country by the end of the year.

The kit also provides strips to check the freshness of the milk, and a lactometer to detect the presence of water.


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