Manipur Milk Producers' Co-operative Union clarifies on milk adulteration

IMPHAL, Nov 29
Managing Director of Manipur Milk Producers' Co-operative Union Ltd has conveyed that the dairy product called Chumthang of Central Dairy Plant Porompat (under the aegis of the Union) is a non-adulterated quality milk.
Speaking to media persons at Central Dairy Plant Porompat today, Managing Director of the Union Ng Ibotombi stated that the union has been undertaking quality milk programme under the Nation wide launch of the said programme, since 26, July 2019.
Altogether 72 co-operative societies registered under the union are engaged in cattle farming while around 10 cattle farmers have been providing raw milk to the dairy plant every day, he said.
He said that utmost care is taken at the Central Dairy Plant to produce pasteurised milk free from adulterants including antibiotics.
Ibotombi continued that the milk produced by the plant has been approved by Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI).
Clarifying to an allegations regarding reports of alleged adulteration in the local dailies, the Managing Director said that  the allegations were false and baseless as there has been no adulteration in Chumthang milk.
He continued that the local daily clarified the next day about the news being falsely reported and added that the milk produced at the plant are quality controlled milk with the use of sophisticated electronic instruments and under the direction of experts.