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International Journal of Pure & Applied Bioscience (IJPAB)
Year : 2018, Volume : 6, Issue : 4
First page : (605) Last page : (612)
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Adulteration Analysis of Milk Sold in Parbhani City of Maharashtra State of India

Joshi S. R., Deshmukh V. V.*, Waghmare R. N. and Yeotikar P. V.

Department of Veterinary Public Health & Epidemiology, College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences,
Parbhani, Maharashtra Animal & Fishery Sciences, Nagpur
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Received: 31.05.2018 | Revised: 28.06.2018   | Accepted: 8.07.2018



An experiment was conducted to study the adulteration and microbial analysis of milk sold in Parbhani city. A total of 306 milk sample comprising of 34 milk  samples from each of five pasteurized milk brands (A, B, C, D and E) and 136 raw milk samples were processed for adulteration studies. Water adulteration was seen in 32.35 percent pasteurized and 52.2 percent raw milk samples. A total of 15.88 percent pasteurized milk sample and 16.11 percent raw milk samples were positive for sugar adulteration. Detergent adulteration was seen amongst 5.29 percent pasteurized milk and 16.17 percent raw milk samples. It was interesting to note that urea, starch, calcium carbonate, caustic soda and nitrate adulteration was not observed during study period.

Key words: Adulteration analysis, Milk, Parbhani city.

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Cite this article: Joshi, S.R. Deshmukh, V.V. Waghmare, R.N. and Yeotikar, P.V., Adulteration Analysis of Milk Sold in Parbhani city of Maharashtra State of India, Int. J. Pure App. Biosci.6(4): 605-612 (2018). doi: